Password Protected Site Indexing!
If your site has a password protected area, you simply cannot use most web-hosted tools. But with PicoSearch you're all set! Under your control, your PicoSearch search engine can access, additionally or exclusively, your website's protected directory to reach all of your content. This is provided for by the standard HTTP authorization protocol (that's the little grey box that pops up to ask for a name and password before going any further).
To use this feature, go to the Password Protected Area settings of your account management control panel. Provide a user name and password, as well as the name of the protected directory. Whenever PicoSearch comes to that directory, it will be priveledged to enter just like any user to whom you have given special access.
When a user finds protected pages in their search results, they will still have to provide their own authorization to fully view the pages, just as if they had surfed there on their own. And since the PicoSearch's text excerpts could "leak" some information to unauthorized viewers (if you chose to offer the search engine outside of the protected area, for example), you also have the option to turn the excerpts off just for those pages. In this way, PicoSearch can facilitate access to your website without compromising your security measures.