When to use

Use this code when you want a file to be viewed only by users with a BU status: students, faculty, or staff, for example. Visitors will be prompted to give their BU login name and Kerberos password when they try to view files restricted in this way.

CODE EXAMPLE:

AuthType weblogin
<Limit GET POST>
require status type
</Limit>

NOTES:

  1. Copy and paste this code as outlined in Protect Your Subdirectory. You must modify the code. Replace “type” with one of these names:
    student
    faculty
    staff
    guest
  2. You can limit access to several statuses. Simply add additional “require status type” lines below the first instance in the code above.
  3. BU Human Resources and the Registrar determine an individual’s status. That status is part of the individual’s official record.
  4. Additionally, you can restrict access based on any of these more finely defined substatuses:

    Substatus

    Description

    Refinement of

    research Research scientist Faculty
    admin Administrative staff Staff
    campus_police Campus police staff Staff
    buildings_grounds Building and grounds staff Staff
    registered Registered student Student

EXAMPLES:

To restrict access to all BU students, you would use this exact code:

AuthType weblogin
<Limit GET POST>
require status student
</Limit>

To restrict access to only registered BU students, you would use this exact code:

AuthType weblogin
<Limit GET POST>
require status registered
</Limit>

To restrict access to all BU faculty, you would use this exact code:

AuthType weblogin
<Limit GET POST>
require status faculty
</Limit>

To restrict access to BU faculty researchers, you would use this exact code:

AuthType weblogin
<Limit GET POST>
require status research
</Limit>

To restrict access to all BU staff, you would use this exact code:

AuthType weblogin
<Limit GET POST>
require status staff
</Limit>

To restrict access to all BU faculty and staff, you would use this exact code:

AuthType weblogin
<Limit GET POST>
require status faculty
require status staff
</Limit>