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How to create password protecting directories?

1) Create a .htaccess file and specify the following code in it,

AuthType Basic
AuthName “Adminsitration”
AuthUserFile /home/support/.htpasswd
require valid-user

2) To create a passwd file, use the following .htpasswd generator .It should allow you to generate a

username /  encrypted password pair.

http://www.desilva.biz/apache/pwdweb.html

The .htpasswd file will contain your username(s) and encrypted password(s) and will usually look like this:

christopher:En7Cr9pT2Ed/u
Mak3m0n3y

Place the .htaccess file in the directory that is to be protected.

And place the .htpasswd outside the directory that is to be protected.

Example:
If you want to protect a directory “blog” under a particular domain
then .htaccess file should be placed in the “blog” directory and the .htpasswd
file should be placed in the “html ” directory.

Note that all the directories that are created under the blog directory will also get protected.


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