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Old 15th January 2015, 05:09 PM   #1
cglover
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I am trying to figure out how to get our customer to access their reports from our website by them entering in a username and password. The files they would be accessing would be pdf files organized by standard windows folders. We have had FTP access in the past but are looking to have something a little better looking to the customer but it would great if the simplicity of uploading the new pdfs to the website would be as easy as it was with the FTP structure.

Our website and customer file storage will be hosted locally on our new web server that I am about to purchase.

Would I hire a developer? Is there software to purchase? Are there free options? I'm lost.

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Old 15th January 2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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Its a tad unique. You have to start from a technical standpoint. Since the files are pdf, the restriction on the file has to be serverbased. Normally, a login with viewing html,php,asp page is the case. And then the login restrictions can be simply coded into the webpage "if username, then etc". But with a pdf you can't do that. You can put a restriction on a folder on the server. A bit different than downloading a user login system and installing on your site.

I'd start with your host. Explain your requirements to them, and ask for their assistance with your server setup and developer as needed for programming. Erm, you are your own host. Are you capable of that? First question.

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