Letting users log in

Letting users log in

You add an HTML form to the page to let users log in by entering a user name and password.

To let users log in:

  1. Create a new page (File > New) and lay out your login page using the Dreamweaver design tools.
  2. Add an HTML form by placing the insertion point where you want the form to appear and choosing Form from the Insert menu.

    An empty form is created on the page. You may have to enable Invisible Elements (View > Visual Aids > Invisible Elements) to see the form’s boundaries, which are represented by thin red lines.

  3. Name the HTML form by clicking the <form> tag at the bottom of the Document window to select the form, opening the Property inspector (Window > Properties), and entering a name in the Form Name text box.

    You don’t have to specify an action or method attribute for the form to tell it where and how to send the record data when the user clicks the Submit button. The Log In User server behavior sets these attributes for you (see Checking the user name and password).

  4. Add a user name and a password text field (Insert > Form > Text Field) to the form.

    Add labels (either as text or images) beside each text field, and line up the text fields by placing them inside an HTML table and setting the table’s border attribute to 0.

  5. Add a Submit button to the form (Insert > Form > Button).

    You can change the label of the Submit button by selecting the button, opening the Property inspector (Window > Properties), and entering a new value in the Label text box.

The next step in building a login page is to add the Log In User server behavior to make sure the entered user name and password are valid. See Checking the user name and password.

Related topics

  • Building a login page


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