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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.

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


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

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

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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