Verifying info on the client's computer

Discussion in 'ASP General' started by HD, May 2, 2005.

  1. HD

    HD Guest


    I was wondering if there is a way of verifying information that is in the
    registry of the user's computer??? Or is there a way of checking if a file
    is on the c:\ of the user's computer??
    I want to make a certain verification of who is entering my website... but
    the IP address is never the same (since it is randomly given to the user)
    and I can't use the LOGON_USER variable because the users are not all in the
    same domain. And cookies are too easily destroyed with the IE options.


    HD, May 2, 2005
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  2. HD

    Evertjan. Guest

    HD wrote on 02 mei 2005 in microsoft.public.inetserver.asp.general:
    No. Not with ASP.

    And a good thing that is.
    Evertjan., May 2, 2005
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    Mark Schupp Guest

    That would be a MAJOR security issue. You would need a signed ActiveX or
    Java component that the use would have to accept. You might be able to use
    the File System Object from VBScript if all users are using IE but they
    would have to add your site to the "trusted sites" list. Ask on a
    client-side group for this.

    Can you require that all users log onto your site? Then it wouldn't matter
    what computer they were using. If you tie the authentication to the computer
    then anyone with access to the computer could get into your site.

    Or (again if all users are on IE). Create a simple client-side component
    that the users can download and install from a site where they do have to
    provide authentication information. Embed the component in a page and have
    it contact your site in the background using xmlhttprequest. Return an
    access code or set an application variable and then have the component
    redirect to your start page.
    Mark Schupp, May 2, 2005
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    Patrice Guest

    You can't without being allowed for safety reasons...

    The usual scheme is to use a user name and password ? What is the exact
    problem ? Is this to authorize the user of do you have some problem to keep
    the user identity during the session...

    Patrice, May 2, 2005
  5. HD

    Jeff Cochran Guest

    Sounds like what you need to look at is authentication, not pulling
    data from a client's system.

    Jeff Cochran, May 2, 2005
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