Re: User authentication and tracking

Subject: Re: User authentication and tracking
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 14:43:28 -0400


We use a homemade system, using ASP against a SQL Server database. I'm sure you
could do something in whatever flavor of site you have, so long as you have a
database behind it. It's a fairly straightforward thing to do on your own
without spending thousands of dollars on enterprise-scale tools.


Darren Barefoot wrote:

> I've got a client who wants to add user authentication and tracking to
> an existing Web site. In theory, the user just signs on once and then
> gains access to downloadables (white papers, products, etc). However, we
> want to be able to track which users do what in terms of activity.
> I guess that there are plenty of content management solutions that do
> this, but I was hoping for something cheap and lightweight. I'd prefer
> not to install a CMS and then only use 5% of it. All of this has to
> happen 'behind the scenes' without implementing a whole new front-end.
> I've been looking at systems like PHPNuke, but they seem too robust for
> my needs. Any suggestions? Thanks. DB.

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