Low-level password protection

August 4, 2019

You set up two pages (e.g., page.html and protectpage.html). page.html has the javascript code snippet within the tags. protectpage.html has the protected information. If someone enters the correct password — ‘letmein’ in the example — the protected page opens in a new browser window.

Of course, the password is identifiable by viewing page source. Also, a webcrawling bot will probably index or scrape protectpage.html at some point.

Anything more sophisticated is challenging.