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password protect apfw site?

Tuned Listener
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Country: United States

password protect apfw site?

I am wondering if it is possible to password protect internet access to act for web?

 

INO, going to http://mywebsite/apfw gets you right into our act login. There is a username and pwd, but is there any way to protect this better than that? Maybe this is more of a networking question than an act question...

Bronze Elite Contributor
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Re: password protect apfw site?

Protect from what? 

Graeme Leo
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Re: password protect apfw site?

Bronze Elite Contributor
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Country: New_Zealand

Re: password protect apfw site?

Perhaps some explanation is useful:

If the concern is that people could use simple and hence insecure passwords, you could enforce a password policy through the normal procedure in Act! [Tools | Password Preferences], that is probably the simplist and is effective. You could as Mike suggest enforce Windows authentication, and hence have two layers of logon or perhaps people from only known IP addresses can gain access.

If the concern is about security of data (i.e. the bitstream) you could enable SSL and create/buy a certifcate. However APFW is quite safe as only the aspx pages are exposed, not folders.   

Graeme Leo
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Tuned Listener
Posts: 67
Country: United States

Re: password protect apfw site?

Thanks for the replies. I have a good password policy for the ACT users. A second level of pwd would be best. Is there a simple way to set this up on the IIS server. I am fairly good at networking, but I am not expert on IIS. I also don't want to break the apfw link that is working. Appreciate the help.
Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: password protect apfw site?

There are many options to secure IIS ... and they depend on the network infrastrcture and OS,

Best to have these done by someone the experiance
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 232
Country: Germany

Re: password protect apfw site?

Hi,

 

we have a Hardware Firewall with Http proxy that protects our Act for web instances,

and with this you can make sure that non supported URL are not forwarded, and if needed, you can let your user auth him self via the Firewall, and only if he did this, he can then access the Act for Web Website.

 

if you want to know more, give me a call and i will be more then happy to explain more

 

regards

 

Ingo Lange

ACC since 1995

ACC since 1995
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