How can I create my own login box in a topic of my choice?

<verbatim class="foswikiHidden">
  %STARTSECTION{"login"}%<div id="foswikiLogin">
    <div class="foswikiFormSteps">
      <form action='%SCRIPTURLPATH{"login"}%' name='loginform' method='post' id="loginform">
        <input type="hidden" name="foswiki_origin" value="%SCRIPTURL{"view"}%/%BASEWEB%/%BASETOPIC%"/>
        <div class='foswikiFormStep'>
          <h2>Log on with your username and password</h2>
          <div style="display:block;"></div>
        <div class="foswikiFormStep">
          <h3><a name="Username" id="Username"></a> %MAKETEXT{"Username"}%</h3>

          <input tabindex='1' type='text' class='foswikiInputField foswikiFocus' size='40' name='username' value='' />
        <div class="foswikiFormStep">
          <h3><a name="Password" id="Password"></a> %MAKETEXT{"Password"}%</h3>

          <input tabindex='2' type='password' class='foswikiInputField' size='40' name='password' value='' />
          [[System/ResetPassword][%MAKETEXT{"I forgot my password"}%]]
        <div class="foswikiFormStep">

          <input tabindex='4' type='submit' class='foswikiSubmit' value='%MAKETEXT{"Logon"}%' />

      <div class="foswikiFormStep">
        <p class="foswikiGrayText">If you have any questions, please contact
        %WIKIWEBMASTER% </p>

  "context authenticated"
  then="%MAKETEXT{"Welcome"}%, [[%WIKIUSERNAME%][%WIKINAME%]] $percntLOGOUT$percnt"
  else="$percntINCLUDE{\"%TOPIC%\" section=\"login\"}$percnt"


Log on with your username and password


If you have any questions, please contact


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Support.FAQForm edit

TopicClassification FrequentlyAskedQuestion
Subject Registration or Authentication or Authorisation
Topic Summary
Interested Parties
Related Topics CommandAndCGIScripts
Topic revision: r2 - 27 Dec 2011, ArthurClemens
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