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Livepreview Security Concern

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  • Livepreview Security Concern

    Hello , I am trying to implement security in my Web Application and just installed the SSL certificate and put "Requires Login" on all my pages but it seems there is a major problem as anyone can go to the link of livepreview and check the website without being asked the username and password . Can anyone suggest what is going on ??

  • #2
    Re: Livepreview Security Concern

    Live preview should only be available in the developer software, should only show grids/dialogs rather than whole web sites, and only shows the currently previewed page. Or are you talking about something completely different?


    • #3
      Re: Livepreview Security Concern

      Hello , Thanks for your reply .

      I have a secured website

      I can log in to this link from our company interanet and it asks for a password .

      If I click here

      It opens the same page without a password .

      This is the problem I am facing and I can do a live preview from any machine on our interanet . Can u please suggest what the problem is or what I am doing wrong .


      • #4
        Re: Livepreview Security Concern

        Delete the entire LivePreview folder. It is ONLY for testing from your development copy. Security is NOT present in that folder. Deleting it will have no effect on your application. The only reason that folder exists on your server is you have, or did have, a full copy of Alpha Five on that server and did some development work. That folder should never be present in an area open to users other than the developer.
        Steve Wood
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        • #5
          Re: Livepreview Security Concern

          Hello Steve ,

          I just did that and it solved the problem .

          Thanks for your help . I have a fully functional website now :)


          • #6
            Re: Livepreview Security Concern

            Originally posted by stealthey_99 View Post
            Hello , Thanks for your reply .

            I have a secured website

            I can log in to this link from our company interanet and it asks for a password .

            If I click here


            It opens the same page without a password .

            This is the problem I am facing and I can do a live preview from any machine on our interanet . Can u please suggest what the problem is or what I am doing wrong .
            You could always try setting the permissions on the Windows server for that folder to NOT share it?

            Also just because for some unfathomable reason you shared the contents of your whole web server outside the web root with your whole LAN does not mean anyone outside the LAN can see this.