For each member, add a new authentication record. Below the initial
search form, click the "Add Record" button. The add record form
In the Login field, enter a unique username for the member. Login names
are case-sensitive so "MARY" and "mary" are unique
In the Password field, enter a password for the member. It is recommended
that passwords contain a minimum of 8 letters, numbers and/or other standard
7-bit ASCII characters (extended ASCII characters such as accents should
not be used). Passwords are also case-sensitive.
In the Groups field, enter the name of the group or groups that the
member belongs to. In designating groups, keep in mind that when including
groups only one group can be given access to each page with mgiAuthenticateDB.
For example, a member may only belong to the "Member" group,
but an administrator may belong to the "Member" group and the
"Admin" group such that members and administrators can access
any page with the "Member" group parameter in mgiAuthenticateDB,
but only administrators can access pages with the "Admin" group
parameter in mgiAuthenticateDB. To enter multiple groups, separate each
group in the field with a comma (e.g., Member,Admin). You are not required
to enter a group if all logins will have access to any password protected
page. Only enter groups when you need to differentiate the access of
one group from another.
In the Start Date and End Date fields, enter the two-digit month, two-digit
day and four-digit year for the time interval when the login and password
are valid. The Start Date and End Date are not required, however
you could use those fields for fee-based access to sections of a web site.
Finally, to add the member's login, password, group, start date and
end date to the authentication database, click the "Submit" button.
To add the next member's information, click the "Add Record"
button and repeat Step 8 until all members have been added. When an authentication
record is added using MGI, a new record is created in the MGI Authentication
database that resides in the MGI Data folder. Only use the admin mode of
mgiAuthenticateDB to access information in the MGI Authentication database.
Do not access this database directly.
| Caution: The username and password are both
case-sensitive. When you distribute the username and password, note the
importance of capitalization.|