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How To Password Protect A Folder

This article is for cPanel Accounts. Determine where your account is with this guide.

You can password-protect a folder within your website. You can create as many logins as needed for a protected folder.

To password-protect a folder:

  1. Login to your Control Panel (
  2. Under "Advanced Tools", click on "Password Protect Directories"
  3. This will bring up a list of all directories in your public_html or www folder.
  4. To password-protect a directory, click on the directory NAME. To open a directory (to view sub-directories) click on the FOLDER ICON to the left of the name.
  5. Once you have clicked on a folder name, you'll be presented with a configuration panel. First, check the box labeled "Directory Requires a password....". Next, Enter a protected resource name in the field (this is just what is displayed to the user when they try to access this directory). Lastly, click "Save"
  6. Next, you need to add users. Enter a username and password in the fields, then click "Add/Modify Authorized User".

You're all set! You'll see a list of "Active Users", from which you can delete or change passwords if needed.

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