Step 7: Using Authentication-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Step 7: Use WebISO for Authentication (Optional)

When developing a form for use within the campus community, you may want to incorporate authentication via WebISO. Those who use the form would be presented with a login screen after the form is submitted.

Note: This authentication functionality is only available on, not on

Note: WebISO does not require installation of a plug-in or any other software. However, the browser must be configured to accept cookies. For more information, read the Configuring Your Web Browser document.

To use authentication, edit your .html form file as follows:

  1. Edit the form's MailTo CGI as follows:

    <form id="myform" name="myform" method="post" action="">

To use authentication, you must edit your .txt file as follows:

Note: In order to use authentication, use of a .txt file is not optional; you must use a .txt file to format your mail message.

  1. Edit the .txt file to include the following line:


Note: Email and response templates cannot require a user ID and password for access. These files should be located in an unrestricted directory.