Sanjoy Roy

[MCM, MCP, SCJP] – Senior PHP Programmer

How to create a Password Protected Directory using linux command prompt?


Create a .htaccess file in the folder you want to set.
like:
#root@adu [/home/hostsite/public_html/admin]# vi .htaccess
copy and paste the following lines:
———————————————————-
AuthName “Secure Area”
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/hostsite/public_html/admin/.htpasswd
require valid-user
———————————————————-
Now set a password:
#htpasswd -c .htpasswd admin
New password: admin321
confirm password: admin321

You are done. test it: http://www.hostsite.com.au/admin and enter user name as admin and password as admin321

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