If your dafauth.ini file is located under your /FPDB directory, then you will not be able to access this directory even if password protection is set correctly and your username/password are correct. This is because the directory does not have the read/execute permissions from IIS.
If you're trying to access: http://www.yourdomainname.com/fpdb/abctest.asp
You'll get the following error:
HTTP 403.1 Forbidden: Execute Access Forbidden
Internet Information Services
If you want to use password protection, then you can create another directory and create the dafauth.ini file under that directory.
Password Protection Stopped
The server should always have the password protection service running. Even if the server was restarted, it should restart the password protection automatically. We are monitoring the password protection on the server every minute.
Please be sure that your admin password is only kept to yourself so that nobody can access your password protection service support site and stop the password protection on your site.
Cannot Login with FrontPage®
If you have password protected your root folder and dafauth.ini is configured as follows:
default = disable
Then you won't be able to login via FrontPage. The above line needs to be removed, so that password protection will pass the authentication to NT.
If you create dafauth.ini file under your root or other directories under your account with NT username name and password, then it won't work.
Also, if you create a password protected user the same as your Admin user name/password, this creates another problem, even if the root folder has no dafauth.ini file.
DIR Alias and Password Protection
The password protection does not work for Directory (DIR) Aliases, because we provide the service only to main accounts. For example, http://www.domain_name.com/ABC/ is protected and working fine. However, if you reach it via its DIR Alias domain name, http://www.diraliasdomain.com, it will not work.
PLEASE NOTE: The DIR Alias product is no longer available for new sign-ups.