.htaccess – Setting Password For Your Web Folder

You can add a .htaccess file to secure your web folder with password protection. Let’s assume the location web folder is /home/ykyuen/public_html

1. Change directory to /home/ykyuen/public_html

  • cd /home/ykyuen/public_html


2. Create the password file .htpasswd using the htpasswd command

  • htpasswd -c .htpasswd <username>

* Please refer to the man page for htpasswd usage

3. Create the .htaccess file

AuthName "Password Required"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/ykyuen/public_html/.htpasswd
require valid-user


4. Check it out thru a web browser


Done =)

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