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AFairley

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I don't see an option to require a password to access an uploaded Lightroom web gallery.  Is there one in Lightroom?  If not, any idea of how to implement externally?
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john beardsworth

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Re: Any way to require password to access Lightroom web gallery?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 01:13:14 pm »

It could be that your web host's admin panel allows you to password protect the folder into which you upload the galleries. This will be the easiest way.

Otherwise, I assume you have FTP access to your server? If so, you need to look into something called htaccess. Basically, you upload a small text file into the folder which requires a user name and password, and upload a second file into another folder, often in the cgi-bin folder. The text files are quite simple but unpleasantly geeky for some.

But look into the first option before going too far into htaccess.

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Re: Any way to require password to access Lightroom web gallery?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 04:18:04 pm »

The Turning Gate has a variety of plug-ins for web build using Lightroom which include password protection. I've built my image galleries using the plug-in CE2 and the main site with Wordpress. Here's an example I made up for you using one of my galleries. You can still access my main site from the gallery without the user name and password.

http://www.johnwoodphotowork.com/dir/phtwk_gallery/150609-burntisland-01/

User name: burnt
password: island

The link to The Turning Gate is: http://theturninggate.net

Hope this may be of help.

John
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Re: Any way to require password to access Lightroom web gallery?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 07:00:13 pm »

John, thanks, I can set up password protection at the hosting end, which I likely will do (it's free).  And other John, thanks for the link to the plugin, which I will explore.
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