ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
Subject:   protecting the CFIDE directory
Date:   2002-10-22 01:46:18
From:   dicklacara
Response to: protecting the CFIDE directory

The developer system is a single-user system --localhost, plus 1 external IP address (for testing).

The developer version is not suitable for use on a network, and to do so would be a violation of the license agreement,

That makes this question academic for the developer system.

In a licensed multi-user system (30-day Trial, development or production) authentication is provided by a combination of the underlying OS's file permissions and htaccess (or similar service) provided by the web server.

Since the OS X port of CFMX cannot be interfaced to any web server except the CFMX-supplied default web server, web server authentication is not applicable to the OS X 30-day Trial system.

I can't speak for Macromedia, but, for the reasons above, it is unnecessary to provide any authentication for the developer system.