Blue Coast Web

3rd Party (Free)

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Download v1.2

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
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  • Low Variables
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  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
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  • jQuery for the Control Panel

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Password protect an arbitrary public facing page without involving the Member module, the template's access or the web server configuration (.htaccess, htpasswd, etc)

For example, specify a single username and password:

{exp:authentic username='hello' password='world' realm='Keep Out!'}

Or, specify multiple usernames and passwords separated by |:

{exp:authentic username='karl|groucho' password='marx|marx' realm='Marx Bros ONLY'}

Obviously, there must be a password for each username, and the usernames and passwords themselves may not contain a |.

Finally, the parameters may be set dynamically, eg, from channel-derived data:

{exp:channel:entries channel='channel'}

    {exp:authentic username='{username}' password='{password}' realm='{title}'}


Nonexistent or invalid credentials result in a standard HTTP 401 Unauthorized error.


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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.2 Dec 31, 2013

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This entry was created April 22, 2013, 9:11 am.
This entry was last updated July 30, 2014, 5:31 pm.

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3 Reviews:

petenice 02.21.17

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Saved me so much time. Thank you!

johnniefp 08.28.14

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Works perfectly straight out the tin! Nicely executed.

garabedium 02.11.14

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Works as advertised! Very handy when you need to authenticate pages without using EE’s member module. Keep in mind, if you’re running CGI PHP, you need to change: [E=REMOTE_USER to [E=REDIRECT_REMOTE_USER in your htaccess file.