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HTTP Access Control

by on Jan.25, 2006, under How To ..., Software

Finally figured out how to password protect individual directories on the server:

Authentication, Authorization and Access Control

It’s a simple 2-step process:

1. Create a passwords file for the users using “htpasswd“:

jsmith@server:~/public_html/db$ htpasswd -c ~/htpasswds jdoe
New password:
Re-type new password:
Adding password for user jdoe

2. Create a file “.htaccess” in the directory to be protected:

jsmith@server:~/public_html/db$ cat .htaccess
AuthType Basic
AuthName "db"
AuthUserFile /home/jsmith/htpasswds
Require user jdoe
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