ASP.NET and directory security
I come from a win forms background, and am building a web site that needs to interface to a FOXPRO database (DBF files). My problem is as follows:
I have created a virtual directory on the same machine as where the DBF files are located. I have created a share for the DBF files, and I've given the <SERVER>\ASPNET account access to this folder where they are residing.
My code to connect to the folder where the DBF files are located is basically as follows:
1. Connect to a DLL which authenticates our users according to <USERNAME>, <PASSWORD> and <DIRECTORY> where the DBF files are.
2. IF the connect is successful, continue processing any queries through Visual FoxPro OLEDB PRovider 8.0 to the data.
This works fine if I am testing on the machine locally, i.e the web project is opened on the machine - in this case my development machine - and it connects to the Foxpro Database folder - also on my development machine - successfully.
If I try to connect to that same database and project from another machine I get security warning, " the specified file does not exist" . I use System.IO.File.Exists to see if I can access one of the files in the folder specified, but get access denied.
What do I need to setup in terms of permissions to access a FOLDER on another machine via asp.net, or what do I need to do?
Thanks in advance