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Password, cookies,...etc

by Haisook / January 6, 2006 9:13 PM PST

I host a free website at WordPress.com -- there's an option where I can make a password-protected page. I made one, and put a pass for it.

Then I opened the page, typed in the pass, and the page was unleashed. That's good until that. But now everytime I enter the page, it's open (i.e. it doesn't demand the pass anymore), even when I restart IE, or even sign out off the whole hosting service.

So I guessed it has something to do with cookies and autoform passwords(?).
The question now is: Is there an option in Internet Explorer to not save the cookies of 'that' particular website? I want it to demand the pass everytime I enter that page.

Internet Explorer 6
Win XP Pro SP1
http://drhaisook.wordpress.com/ - the 'private' tab.


Thanks!

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I tried it and it wants a password from me.
by Ray Harinec / January 6, 2006 9:32 PM PST

Your system may have a cookie to lets them know its you. Try deleteing all of your cookiesfrom both the TIF and the cookies folder.

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by Haisook / January 6, 2006 11:19 PM PST

Yeah, it demands a password on the first time only. How can I delete the cookie for that particular website, and let it never be saved again?!

That's the professional part.

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Since I didn't know the password
by Ray Harinec / January 7, 2006 12:57 AM PST
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I don't know what options might have followed. Possibly one like CNET has that says "Remember me" or something like that. Clicking that puts the cookie on that remembers you.

There are other cookies placed in the cookie file when visiting a site, so finding which one does the remembering might take some research.

Twould seem that simply emailing or calling the host outfit should get you the answers.

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I really have no knowledge in this area
by retired / January 7, 2006 2:39 AM PST

But I would think that is something that would have to be done when building the web page. You can ban a cookie in IE but that would also ban the site as well.I know of no other setting in IE that will do what you want to do.

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You can look...
by Edward ODaniel / January 7, 2006 3:14 AM PST

through your cookies to see if you find one (wordpress.com does set one) but I doubt that is the problem.

Try clicking on the MSIE TOOLS menu and scroll dodn and select the Internet Options. Now click on the CONTENT tab then the AUTOCOMPLETE button. Now see if you have chosen to have forms and passwords saved. Clear the Passwords then try the Private page again.

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