Can I password protect my pages?

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I have several pages that I don't want the public to see. Is there a way I can password protect these pages so only a select few can view them?
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I downloaded Firfox 30.0.

I added the password to the page.

I restarted my PC.

I then brougut up the web site. I went to the "roster" page.

Same result --- NO password box.

So  --  obviously this is a Homestead Problem. The problem is NOT on my end.
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I am sorry, there is no problem on our end.  I get a password prompt when navigating to the roster page.  I am using Chrome, Firefox and IE and all prompt me.  Can you check a different computer or fully clear your browsing history?

Drew
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I am now getting the password box on all three IE, Firefox, and Chrome. As Drew mentioned above, this does sound like a caching issue. When are viewing the page in Firefox, try pressing the F5 key which should force the browser to download the current page.

Mike
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I have figured out how to password protect a page however its plain plain plain.  I want my home page of my site to have a place to put a password then be able to log into the rest of the site. How would I do that?
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michelle0083,   There are some options on this page that may help you out:
Do you offer a member login option?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how can I make a site show "under construction" while making changes?.


I have built the site and the client wants to have the site hidden for a week while we make some major changes. We do not want to delete the site, just hide it. How do I do this?
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Hi Nicole7402,   the easiest thing to do is put a password on the pages. This way, you can still publish and test/view the live site by entering the password, but other viewers won't be able to see it.  Then when you are ready for it to be seen by all, just remove the passwords. 

Also, FYI... Just to avoid confusion this might cause, when you add a password to a page it makes the navigation links so that they are not visible, but the menu will stil be there when you remove the password.

Mike

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I temporarily restrict access to my website for updates?.
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justinnaylor027719
,   The easiest thing to do is just add a password to the pages you don't want others to access, then remove the password when you are done updating the page.  

Mike
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do you block your site from the public?.
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mbrosefitness2450   The easiest thing to do is just put a password on the page, and then when you are ready for the page(s) to be viewed, just remove the password(s) and republish the site.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hi, how do I make a specific page on my website password restricted?.

I have a teaching guide on my website that is for teachers only. How do I make that page password restricted. I have another website with you guys in which I did this but can't remember how I did it.
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Hello arkeehodges9671,
Thank you for posting, please see the post above about how to password protect your pages.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled HOW DO I SHUT OFF PASSWORD PROTECTION.
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You would delete the password from the field just like how you set it up as shown above. 
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My question is how to stop automatic password protection on the first page I open. No matter if I've removed the password auto-generated then saved and published, if I quit the program and reopen it later, there's the dang password again in Advanced Settings, and if I don't catch it, no one can see my page. And no other subsequent page has that auto-generated password. 
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Thanks Drew. If one of the engineers wants to do a remote access of my computer, sure.
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I will pass that along.
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Drew, would you please ask the engineers the status of this bug and let us know? We're still having the issue. Thanks!
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I'll check in to it.
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Drew, the workaround I'm using is to simply have a Log_In_Out page that is always the last page I'm on before quitting. Then it will be the first page to appear when restarting Sitebuilder. Whether I password protect it or not, it is guaranteed to be password protected when I return.  Any other page that wasn't protected remains that way when you return to them.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Is it possible to have a page be locked so only certain people can use it?.
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I have tried to change password, delete password, etc. using instructions on this page and nothing works. I need help!
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I am betting that you have saved a password in Sitebuilder and it is adding it to your page when you edit. You can see how to remove that in the topic below

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/why-is-my-page-password-protected-when-i-didnt-add-...