I have xampp installed on my laptop and would like to try out the free version of Lockbox on my own machine before buying the licence or uploading any of the web content I am planning to use to a remote host.
I followed the instructions and got as far as the admin CP. In order to complete the setup I need to specify certain folders. At the moment all the content of my website is located in this folder:
When I access it with a browser the URL in the address bar appears thus:
My questions are:
(a) where should I place the members folder that the instructions asked me to create? Following the advice to not place it within the website root I did not place it in the Website folder, but instead one level lower down, in
Likewise, following instructions I created another folder inside, called lockbox1, with read and write access.
However, I am having difficulty getting the admin CP to accept this location (see below)
(b) I assume that the entire lockbox folder with all its subfolders should go inside my Website folder, so that's where I placed them. This folder already contains another subfolder, intended to contain all my protected stuff, which currently has the name members (though I could easily change it to something else to avoid confusion with the members folder one level down)
My problem is how to specify these addresses in the Admin CP. Currently in the General tab I have:
HTTP Path: http://localhost/Website/
and in the Members tab where it says "server path to members folder" I have
But when I have confirmed these and then go to Add New Lockbox, in the first dropdown list (Public Secure Folder) I only get, for some reason, the options of "secure-folder" and "XInstall" (this being the renamed name of the original Install folder), where I would like to have a reference to http://localhost/Website/members/ (or whatever I decide to rename it to), likewise, in the Lockbox (.htpassword) dropdown all I get is the message
"http://localhost/members/" folder is invalid.
So I can't create a new lockbox until I've sorted out these addresses. Any suggestions?
Last edited by Ged (16-03-2016 05:59:12)