Directory Protection

Q

How to configure a directory protection?
A

Before the explanation, we need to remind you that directory protection is an advanced fucntion. It is only recommended for advanced users. If you are beginner, please consult more information about directory protection from reference books.

 

Here are the steps:
(Important: Please contact us for your site number (sitex) first if you don't know.)

  1) Create a file called htaccess.txt by Notepad which contains content:

AuthName "My Protection Directory"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/sites/sitex/web/your_protected_directory/.htpasswd
<Limit GET POST>
require valid-user
</Limit>

Example:

Domain Name: example.com
My Protected Directory: memberonly
My Protected Area Name: Member Only

AuthName "Member Only"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/sites/sitex/web/memberonly/.htpasswd
<Limit GET POST>
require valid-user
</Limit>

  2) Then, upload the htaccess.txt to the directory you would like to protect via FTP, on above example, the directory should be: memberonly. After that rename the htaccess.txt file name into .htaccess
  3) Now, create a file called htpasswd.txt by Notepad which contains your user name and password. Please use the generator below to generate your login name and password.

Username:

Password:

Encrypted login and password Codes:

4) Copy the encrypted login and password codes into the htpasswd.txt, and then upload the file to the protected directory via FTP, on above example, the directory should be: memberonly. After that rename the htpasswd.txt file into .htpasswd
Remeber everyline contains one "Encrypted login and password Codes" ONLY!!!!

 

Now your directory should be protected.

 

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