How To Make A Login Page In Batch

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Greetings, fellow tech enthusiasts!

Today, I want to share with you a step-by-step guide on how to create a login page using the Batch programming language. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Batch? Isn’t that outdated?” Well, my friend, while it may be true that Batch is not as widely used as it once was, it still holds a special place in my heart for its simplicity and nostalgia.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of Batch programming and create our very own login page!

Creating the Login Page

The first step in creating a login page in Batch is to open your favorite text editor and create a new file. You will save this file with a “.bat” extension, which stands for Batch.

Once you have your blank Batch file ready, we can start writing the code. In Batch, we use a combination of commands and syntax to achieve our desired results. Let’s take a look at the code:

@echo off
title Login Page

echo Welcome to the Login Page!
echo Please enter your username and password.

set /p username=Username:
set /p password=Password:

if "%username%"=="your_username" (
if "%password%"=="your_password" (
echo Login successful!
timeout 2 >nul
) else (
echo Incorrect password.
timeout 2 >nul
goto login
) else (
echo Incorrect username.
timeout 2 >nul
goto login

Let’s break down this code. The first line, “@echo off”, is used to prevent each command from being displayed on the screen as it is executed. The “title Login Page” command sets the title for the command prompt window to “Login Page”.

Next, we have the “:login” label, which serves as the starting point for our login code. The “cls” command clears the screen, providing a clean interface for the user. We then display a welcome message and prompt the user to enter their username and password using the “set /p” command.

After obtaining the user’s input, we use nested “if” statements to validate the entered username and password. If both match the expected values, we display a success message and exit the program using the “exit” command. If either the username or password is incorrect, we display an error message and return to the login prompt using the “goto login” command.

Adding Personal Touches

Now that we have the basic login functionality in place, let’s add some personal touches to our login page. We can customize the welcome message, error messages, and even add a bit of humor!

For example, we can replace the generic welcome message with something like:

echo Howdy! Welcome to my awesome login page!

And instead of the plain “Incorrect password” message, we can make it more colorful:

echo Oops! It seems like you've forgotten your secret passphrase. Give it another shot!

Feel free to experiment and inject your own personality into the login page. After all, it’s your creation!


Creating a login page using Batch may not be the most common approach nowadays, but it can be a fun and nostalgic way to exercise your programming skills. We’ve covered the basics of creating a login page, including validation and customization. Remember to always keep security in mind if you decide to use this login page for real-world applications.

Now, it’s time for you to unleash your creativity and build upon what you’ve learned. Happy coding, my fellow Batch enthusiasts!