I know that these questions are probably already answered on this site somewhere but I have searched the FAQs and can't find them so sorry but here goes!!<BR><BR>1, What is the code for checking to see if a username and password already exist in an access dbase when a new user is entering a username and password to 'join'???<BR><BR>2, I am trying to create an include file to authenticate each of my pages - make sure that the users have logged in and are not just jumping to the relevent page. I have some code (which uses session variables) but when I write the code in notepad and try to save it as a .inc it saves it as .inc.txt how do I get arround this ???