How to Password Protect a Folder on Your Hosting Account

by | Jan 29, 2013 | 0 comments

The following files have to exist in the root of the folder you want to password protect:

  • .htaccess
  • .htpasswd

Contents of your .htaccess file

The following lines need to go into your .htaccess file

AuthType Basic AuthName “restricted area” AuthUserFile /path/to/the/directory/you/are/protecting/.htpasswd require valid-user

.htpasswd Username & Password Generator

Use this useful password generator for your .htpasswd file: pwd generator. Simply fill in the fields and then copy/paste the result into a .htpasswd file.


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