[greenstone-users] Authentication issue

From Ata ur Rehman
DateTue, 17 Apr 2007 16:31:45 +0500
Subject [greenstone-users] Authentication issue
Dear All

I would like to draw you attention to a very serious issue that i am facing now a days.  I have a collection (say abc).  I have made this collection password protected.  When a user click on the link of this collection, he has to provide username and password which i have already defined at Admin page of my Digital Library.  Now the problem starts when some of my users send a link of some PDF file to another user like

http://[IP]/gsdl/collect/abc/index/assoc/HASH01e5/3dcc674e.dir/doc.pdf

It must ask for username/password to access this document, but this link opens without authentication.

Is it some bug or I am doing something wrong?

Please guide me

Note: I have made my collection password protected by adding the following lines in my collect.cfg file

authenticate collection
auth_group xyz

Regards,

Ata ur Rehman,

Librarian,
Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC),
NRSP-Institute of Rural Management,
F-6/4, Islamabad

Ph: +92 51 2822752
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