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Guide to making a private BlogEnginge Blog

Feb 16, 2009 at 5:42 PM
Hi guys,

Here are the changes that I have made to BE - enabling it to be a "logon" only blog.


Filename: HttpHandlers/FileHandler.cs
 /// <summary>

    /// Sets the content type depending on the filename's extension.

    /// Lazze: New content type ".wmv" x-ms-wmv for better support

    /// external Windows Media Player

    /// </summary>

    private static void SetContentType(HttpContext context, string fileName)


      if (fileName.EndsWith(".pdf"))


        context.Response.AddHeader("Content-Type", "application/pdf");


      else if (fileName.ToLower().EndsWith(".wmv"))


        context.Response.AddHeader("Content-Type", "video/x-ms-wmv");




        context.Response.AddHeader("Content-Type", "application/octet-stream");



Filename: Controls/BasePage.cs
Function: OnLoad

    // Lazze: To avoid error when running protected website


      { // If the login page is being requested, don't add link to blog.js since

        // the file may be unavailable until successful logon

        if (!this.Request.AppRelativeCurrentExecutionFilePath.ToLower().Contains("login"))

          AddJavaScriptInclude(Utils.RelativeWebRoot + "blog.js");



      catch { }


Filename: Global.asax

/// <summary>

  /// Added By Lazze Ziden

  /// Makes the authentication Ticket pass the HTTP boundry

  /// making playing of WMV files in external player possible

  /// when site is protected by Login

  /// </summary>

  /// <param name="source"></param>

  /// <param name="e"></param>

  void Application_PreSendRequestHeaders(Object source, EventArgs e)


    HttpApplication app = (HttpApplication)source;

    HttpCookieCollection cookies = app.Context.Response.Cookies;


    if (cookies != null)


      foreach (string name in cookies)


        HttpCookie cookie = cookies[name];

        if (cookie.Name.Equals(FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName, StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase))


          cookie.HttpOnly = false;






Filename: Web.config


  <deny users="?" />



    <authentication mode="Forms">

      <forms timeout="129600" name=".AUXBLOGENGINE" protection="All" defaultUrl="default.aspx" slidingExpiration="true" loginUrl="~/login.aspx" cookieless="UseCookies" />



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