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Students.uta.edu FAQ

  1. When accessing my page I get the error "You are not authorized to view this page" or "Directory listing denied".

  2. I cannot save into my J drive or WWW folder.  Getting "authorization error" when trying to do so.
  3. Where can I go for more help with HTML and webpage building?
  4. What is the official UTA policy for web publishing?
  5. Can I use MS FrontPage to publish to my website directly?
  6. How can I process forms on my page?
  7. How to restore www folder on student's J-drive.

Question: When accessing my page I get the error "You are not authorized to view this page" or "Directory listing denied".

Make sure you have one index.html file on your Webster. This is the file (or Webster) that visitors will see when they pull up your website address.

Question: I cannot save into my J drive or WWW folder.  Getting "authorization error" when trying to do so.

Please contact the helpdesk to have the permissions on your J drive fixed.

Question: Where can I go for more help with HTML and webpage building?

w3schools.com has extensive information on HTML and other web related languages. 

http://www.w3schools.com/
Also see our web publishing tips:  http://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/web/tips.php

Question: What is the official UTA policy for web publishing?

Students are responsible for the content on their web pages. While a student page certainly should be given the right of free speech, it should also show consideration for others in the community. State law prohibits the use of state-funded equipment in schools for economic gain of the students, faculty or staff. Please read the official rules:
    •    Web publishing policy
    •    Internet Privacy policy

Question: Can I use MS FrontPage to publish to my website directly?

No. There are is no FrontPage support on either of the student web servers. You can, however, create your pages using FrontPage, save them locally on your machine and then transfer the files to the server using VPN.

Question: How can I process forms on my page?

You can process forms using the Common Gateway Interface, CGI. In order for your script to work, the script file needs to be saved in the cgi-bin directory.

Question: How to restore www folder on student's J-drive.

  • Windows instructions:
  1. Double-click on My Computer.
  2. Double-click on J-drive icon.
  3. Right-click and choose New > Shortcut
  4. In the Create Shortcut wizard, type the path for the www folder in the Command Line Text window:
    students\first2letters_username\username
    example: \\students\ab\abc1234
  5. Click Next
  6. Enter www for the name of the new shortcut
  7. Click Finish.
  • Mac instructions:
  1. Connect to the J: drive if not already mounted to the Mac. Then open the J: drive folder.
  2. Connect to the STUDENTS server.  Follow the sub-steps to do this:
    1. Click GO from the Finder menu bar.
    2. Select CONNECT TO SERVER.
    3. Type smb://STUDENTS in the server address text field and click CONNECT.
    4. Find the first two initials for the student and open that folder.
  3. Navigate to the student's full NetID folder, but do not open it.
  4. Drag and drop this folder to the J: drive folder.
  5. You can rename the shortcut to WWW if you like. Otherwise, it will have the same name as your J: drive folder. The next time you log in, simply double-click the WWW folder that you created. It will ask you to authenticate. Once you do that, it will mount the WWW drive to your Mac. You may need to click off of the shortcut, then click (or double-click depending on your view) to show the contents of your WWW folder.