I&#039;m trying to create a permissions check in a flat file on my web server that looks like this:<BR> joe,1<BR> bob,1<BR> sue,3<BR> amy,2 etc.<BR><BR>When a user logs on, their ID (eg--Sue) will be checked against this file to make sure they really exist, and then different permissions will be assigned based on the number after the comma. I think I understand how to create the FSO and text stream, but I&#039;m struggling with the logic of &#039;reading&#039; the value after the comma. I&#039;d greatly appreciate any help anyone can provide.<BR><BR>Here&#039;s what I have so far:<BR> set fso = Server.Createobject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")< BR> path - "E:...permissions.txt"<BR> set file = fso.GetFile(path)<BR> set ts = file.OpenAsTextStream(1,-2)<BR><BR>Thanks in advance.