Can I require a login to protect entire website?

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This website is a POA. We only want homeowners (members) to be able to see site. Would like to give them a code to create first login to get them to create a name and password.
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Hello Robert8853,

The SiteBuilder does have an option to put a single password on each page, however it does not have the back-end system which is required for allowing all users to create their own unique usernames and passwords.

There are however some 3rd party applications that do provide this functionality. Here is one idea http://www.authpro.com/

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Thanks!

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That is not an answer! I asked the same question, and what I want to do is to require a password to display the home page and thus all other pages. No password, no access. I do not want to separately protect each page. Making the site undiscoverable (i.e., do not crawl) and then requiring a password to enter for those who stumble on the site would do the trick. Yet, the Home(index) page does not seem to allow a password. Unless I am missing something.
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By the way, my question showed "answered" with the above the answer I just objected to.
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I think I understand John5204,

Support's Drew N might be done for the day. I don't think you can do "exactly" what you're trying to do. But this might get you a step closer...

https://community.homestead.com/homes...
https://community.homestead.com/homes...
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When implementing password protection, the first link does raise concerns about search engine placement.

"Warning: Search engines can't crawl any web page that is password protected. Your website may be penalized by ranking lower in search."

The bottom line is that password protection under Homestead is implemented manually on a (one password) per page basis, as opposed to being an automated process, and unfortunately does not include usernames. Does this help?


Thanks in advance if you 'd this post!
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Thanks to both of you for trying to get me closer to what I want. My basic question is, can I password protect the Home (index) page. If so, the option to go to other pages would disappear from view without the (one) password I implement. When I try to password protect the Home page, the password option is not available. Why? And if it is not possible, what is the workaround (there is always a workaround)? I want to avoid doing it page-by-page, as this would make it ridiculously complicated for the homeowners to navigate the site.

This is an senior's HOA community, and the Board has asked me to make the site disappear from public view. So, my goal is to make it secure from view by anyone who does not have the password I give them. I will be putting "do not crawl" on the site, and removing the site map. I already post sensitive material as PDFs. This is exactly the opposite of what I do with my commercial site, but it will better serve our purposes.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Hi John5204, I just wanted to make sure you saw the links that SiteBuilderPros posted above. The 2nd link explains what to do if the password option isn't showing. Here's the link again https://community.homestead.com/homes...

Mike
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Seniors HOA?.. Great concept! I assume you're using SiteBuilder Plus (online version). I'm a SiteBuilder Plus user myself. Take a closer look at the second link that I posted. The option to password protect any page is available, it just has to turned on for certain templates for each page to which the password will apply. Here are those steps simplified:

While logged into your account, go to...

Page Settings > Background, Links, Footer > Set only for this page > Advanced Settings... then the option to password protect that particular page will appear

Hope this helps!
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
User name and password to enter?.


how do I set up registration for people to enter my website?

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