This morning I was browsing through the gotoAndLearn forum and I saw a question about how to make a password protected section in a Flash site. So, I made a quick example and I thought I should share it with all my readers too 😉

You can download the source files from here:

  Password Protected Flash Content (800.5 KiB, 2,929 hits)

Here you can see the ActionScript 3 code:

stage.align = StageAlign.TOP_LEFT;
stage.scaleMode = StageScaleMode.NO_SCALE;
stage.showDefaultContextMenu = false;
//path to the php file on your server
var phpPath:String = "login.php";
//make password text field (when you type the characters will be like "******")
pass.displayAsPassword = true;
login.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, loginDown);
function loginDown(e:MouseEvent):void{
	//check to see if something in both the user and pass text fields
	if (user.text != "" && pass.text != "") {
		trace("Please fill in both username and password");
function sendLoadData():void
	var dataRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest(phpPath);
	dataRequest.method = URLRequestMethod.POST;				
	// define the custom parameters that will be sent to the .php file
	var params:URLVariables = new URLVariables();
	params.user = user.text;
	params.pass = pass.text; = params;
	var urlLoader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
	urlLoader.dataFormat = URLLoaderDataFormat.VARIABLES;
	urlLoader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, urlLoaderComplete);
	catch (event:Error)
		trace("Incorrect PHP file path.");
function urlLoaderComplete(event:Event):void
	// once all the data has been sent and we'll check for a message sent
	// from the php file to tell us if the operation has ended with success or not
function errorHandler(message:Number):void
	// check the message that was sent back from the php file
	if (message == 1)
		trace("Wrong Username or Password");

And here you have the PHP code:

//Your set username and password
$username = "vamapaull";
$password = "mypassword";
//Variables received from ActionScript
//Chack them against each other
if ($user == $username && $pass == $password){
	print "secure_response=1";
	print "secure_response=2";