- You can print this out and refer
to it as needed.
Unzip the files to a location of
your choice. After unzipping you should have the following
Perl Location in CGI Files (UNIX Only)
For UNIX servers. You may need to
set the location of your Perl in the scripts. The default location
set for Perl in the script is:
If this path is correct for your
server, you can skip to the next section.
The Perl location is the first
line of the following files:
need to run PL extensions
If your server allows you to run
Perl scripts with the cgi extension or you have other Perl
scripts on your server that use the extension cgi, you can
skip this step. Most servers will allow cgi extensions.
If your server only allows pl
extensions to be ran, at this point you must rename all the
cgi files to pl files.
Once you have renamed each of these
files, you must edit the following files and indicate in them that
you are using the pl extension:
To edit them, open each files in a
text editor. Find the line that says:
$cgiext = 'cgi';
This line must be changed so
that it reads:
$cgiext = 'pl';
Once you have edited each file and
saved them, you are ready to go using the pl extension.
AccountHandler cgi-bin Directory and Upload Files
- Login to your ftp server. This can
be done using any FTP client such as CuteFTP.
- Create a directory called AccountHandler
on your server in which the script will run. This most
likely will be located as a subdirectory of your cgi-bin
- Using your ftp client, change to
the directory which you created in step 2 above.
- Upload all files into the
directory that you just created.
When uploading the .cgi files, you should be sure to use ASCII
Permissions for NT servers
If NT server, you will want to give
the IUSR_XXX (Internet Guest Account) account CHANGE (RWXD) (RWXD)
permissions for the directory that you created above which was:
When setting change permissions,
you will want to have NT propagate (apply) those permission to all
files under the directory as well.
You may need to ask your system administrator to set the
permissions for you.
Permissions for UNIX servers
For unix servers, follow the steps
below to set permissions.
- Set CHMOD 777 on the AccountHandler
directory that you created above.
Some UNIX servers will not allow you to run scripts in a
directory using 777 permissions. If this is true for your
server, you will get a server error while attempting to run the
scripts. In this case, set the permissions to 755 or 775.
Use 777 at all times if possible.
- Set CHMOD 755 on ALL
.cgi files (.pl if you changed them).
- Set CHMOD 666 on the file vars_main.cgi.
- This step is not a must at this
moment. It can be done at any point down the line.
The template file (template.htm) is used to make your script
look as though it is part of your site.
For details on template files, click
Note: When editing the template file, you must always include
the $REPLACE variable. This is to
indicate where the script should insert the HTML which is
- Point your browser to admin.cgi
file which you uploaded. Most likely this is:
where domain is your
- You will now be presented a
Leave the ID and Password blank and click the login button.
- Once logged in you will be taken
to the Script Variables Screen.
- Here you will define all of your
- Once this is done, you
will click the submit button to submit the changes you just
This is the admin screen you will be using at all times for admin
your Password Protected Areas
If you are not going to use
AccountHandler for managing password protected areas, you can skip
- Using the admin navigation at
either the top or bottom, go to the Protected Areas
section under Protected Area Administration.
- In this area, you will follow
the instructions to define the information for the password
protected area that you will be managing
At this point, your setup is done.
We highly recommend take a look at
all screens to get familiar with them. Each screen will
contain help and documentation to help you through using
for information on using AccountHandler.