Password protect web folders on linux- htaccess

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Posted on August 08, 2018

create a file called htaccess and type in the following

AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache/htdocs/admin/.htpasswd
AuthName “Authorization Required”
AuthType Basic
require valid-user

the htpasswd file can be create using the following method

from ssh _ shell access needed

htpasswd -c /home/user/.htpasswd admin

the above will create a password file with the user admin .. the password will be encryted

in summary , the htaccess file goes nto the folder you wish to protect . the htpasswd file will go into a none public folder ..


# mod_rewrite
<Directory “/homedir/htdocs”>
Options +FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All