Basically you need to use encrytption and compare that encrypted value to the value you have stored in the db.
Would you explain more please ? What does this value should be ? password ? user name ? Another point, I have also to save the current time in order to highlight fourms that have been updated, right ? Design question : If the user want to post a new message, How can I make sure that he has logged in ? Using'Sessions' concept ? Does cookies has a role here ? Thanks again... [ April 15, 2005: Message edited by: John Todd ]