To utilize htaccess dynamic password protection on a directory:
1) Create a passwd file. You can create a passwd file with the "htpasswd"
utility on the server.
To create a new password file run: htpasswd -c [filename] [user]
For example: htpasswd -c .htpasswd hingis
You will then be prompted for a password for the user.
To add a new user to an existing password file, run the command: htpasswd [passwd
For example: htpasswd .htpasswd martina
Again you will be prompted for a password for "martina".
2) Create a .htaccess file. You can either create this file locally and ftp the file to
the server, or you can edit the file directly on the server using the text editor pico:
A standard .htaccess file contains the following:
AuthUserFile <full path to the password file>
AuthGroupFile <full path to a group file>
AuthName <Prompt to be displayed in the pop up window>
For example, if you want to protect a directory "members" in your root
directory, place the following .htaccess file in the members directory. Be sure to include
the full path including your home directory for the AuthUserFile. This assumes your
document directory is located in /web3/home1/www255, and your passwd file is named
".htpasswd" and is located in the members directory.
AuthName This Area is Restricted to Members Only.
For more information on .htaccess files and using other features visit: