Manual:v5 - pages 245, 248, v6 - PortWeb manual
Yes PortWeb can do this. Remember, that the user will be given Reader level access but that it is read-only compared to client based access. In other words, you can't change anything via PortWeb you can view any data in the Catalogue but you cannot alter it or the Catalogue's properties. Regardless of the password's access level, you are in effect connecting at Reader level. So, if the catalogue has a Reader level password, use that for PortWeb.
You give the password when you serve the catalogue via PortWeb's adminshow page (v5 manual p.245) and not on a per user access basis in PortWeb calls. You enter the password in the right-hand column, making sure the password is for Reader level access (see also v5 manual p.248).
If you want to restrict access to the page calling PortWeb, then you need to use conventional web page security procedures. There are numerous ways to do this depending on the server, OS, scenario, etc. and are thus beyond the scope of this FAQ.
Are you using User-Based passwords? They are compatible with PortWeb v6 but not older versions of PortWeb.
With PortWeb v6: If your catalogue is set up with user-based access, the proper password syntax to use when enabling catalogues is user:password. Example: If a user's name is "Jenny" and the password is "duck" you would type "Jenny:duck" into the password field. (PortWeb manual p7)
With PortWeb v5: Note: PortWeb only supports Level-based passwords when giving access to Catalogues. If your Catalogue is set up with User-based access, users will not be able to connect to the Catalogue. You must change to Level-based access. (v5 manual p 248)
Question: Can PortWeb access a Catalogue that has passwords set? [FAQ00222.htm]
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