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Here are some instructions on how to use the .htaccess method of protecting files and directories. It can be pretty simple to do.

The system requires two files -- the .htaccess file and .htpasswd file.

The .htaccess Code

 


AuthType Basic
AuthName "restricted area"
AuthUserFile /var/www/html/protect-me-dir/.htpasswd

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The above code protects a directory called "protect-me-dir" inside of the html directory. Be sure to use the correct folder path for your account type.

The .htpasswd Code

 


admin:daWHfZrDLB88
bob:roFulYxC2.8ws
developer:csmnmq.M8T5ho

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