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Weblock
Version 1.8.1
May 29, 2011
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Weblock provides a simple user interface for configuring user, group, and IP-based access restrictions for Mac OS X's built-in webserver.

With it, you can instantly configure any folder shared via your website to require a password, or require the visitor to be coming from a specific web location, or both. Weblock even supports location ranges and grouped users!


Release Notes
Most Recent Changes
  • "Any Valid User" selection for authentication protection now works properly
Prior Versions
January 26, 2011
1.8
  • Fixed webcheck operation on 10.6
  • Now 64-bit compatible -- no more restarting System Preferences on 10.6
  • Removed unnecesary aspects of UI
  • Eliminated several 3rd party dependancies for easier maintainability in the future
  • 10.6-compatible!
February 28, 2010
1.7.1
  • Fixed issue where Weblock would not display groups as selected
June 7, 2009
1.7
  • Leopard support added
  • Minor interface improvements for consistency
  • Improved local apache interaction mechanisms
December 19, 2006
1.6.3
  • Fixed bug where location settings would be lost
  • Keywords reserved by Weblock can no longer be used as addresses
December 9, 2006
1.6.2
  • Fixed rare crash when switching tabs
December 6, 2006
1.6.1
  • Fixed crash when adding new users on Intel Macs
October 4, 2006
1.6
  • Rewrote large portions of application for improved performance and reliability
  • Entirely new UI. More intuitive and more OS X-like
  • Software update now works again
  • removed several known crash-inducing bugs
  • Greatly improved apache control options: Stop, Start, Restart/Graceful, Config check
  • Removed dependency on BSD subsystem
  • Simplified interface for basic users without sacrificing advanced functionality for others
  • Added apache log file display
  • Redesigned Help for better appearance and usability
  • Known Bug: the first time that apache control/WebCheck functions are used, there is an extra password prompt
  • Known Bug: expanded items in the web folder view flicker momentarily when other items are selected
April 30, 2003
1.5.1
  • Fixed occasional crash in version check
  • Fixed typo in .htaccess file comments
  • fixed detatched sheet bug
  • Restored missing button image near groups
  • WebCheck better accomodates unusual setups
April 21, 2003
1.5
  • User interface modifications
  • User specifiable highlight colors
  • Now defaults to Compatible protection, not Secure
  • Tweaked software update for network efficiency
  • Fixed bug where Weblock would forget which folder it's set to
  • Fixed bug when starting and stopping Apache
  • Weblock's .htaccess files can now be manually edited within Weblock or an external editor
  • Added support for blocking access based on IP or hostname
January 8, 2003
1.0.1.2
  • Fixed Webcheck bug
January 6, 2003
1.0.1.1
  • Fixed version checking to use correct server
October 27, 2002
1.0.1
  • Eliminated incorrect error message when correctly downloading a new version
  • Restored compatibility with Mac OS X 10.1.5
October 21, 2002
1.0
  • minor code changes for bugfixes and efficiency
  • added tooltip help
  • tweaked user interface to be more intuitive
  • can now protect directories other than Apple's default http folders, including those on other computers
  • provides additional (optional) warnings to prevent mistakes
  • Weblock can now start, stop, and view the status of apache
October 6, 2002
1.0b9r3
  • fixed apache restart bug
October 6, 2002
1.0b9r2
  • fixed WebCheck error reporting
September 20, 2002
1.0b9
  • about box
  • major UI changes
  • it is now possible to change a user's password
  • automated version checking
August 13, 2002
1.0b8
  • Minor UI tweaks
  • Refresh button now works
  • Enable Apache security MUST be run in 1.0b8 to enable Digest mode security
  • Enabling Apache security can now be used whether or not you've previously edited httpd.conf
  • Enabling Apache security will no longer start apache if it is not running
  • ~/Sites/ folders can now be correctly protected
  • Now supports Digest mode security for transmission of encrypted passwords
  • User/Group files from 1.0b7 can no longer be used. All information must be recreated in 1.0b8!
August 10, 2002
1.0b7
  • Added refresh button(doesn't work yet though -- next release)
  • inserted debug code for those having problems enabling apache security
  • Corrected saving of users
July 19, 2002
1.0b6
  • Simplified division of User and Local domains
  • Eliminated arbitrary folder selection
  • Revamped user interface
July 12, 2002
1.0b5r2
  • Now restarts Apache if necessary
  • Fixed some icon problems
July 12, 2002
1.0b5
July 3, 2002
1.0b4