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How to Protect a Website with a Password using .htaccess?
To protect a website or a directory, you need to use an htaccess file with an htpasswd file. The .htaccess file is used to restrict access to a website by adding password protection.
Here are the steps to follow to protect your directory or website:
First, create an .htpasswd file that contains the credentials for users authorized to access the site. This file should be stored in a secure location on your server. It is recommended not to store this file in a publicly accessible web directory. The format of the .htpasswd file is "username:encrypted password". You can use our online tool to generate the encrypted password. Make sure the file is readable by the web server.
Next, open or create an .htaccess file in the web directory you want to protect and add the following lines:
AuthName "Zone protégée"
Replace the line: /path/to/ with the location of your file on the server. Save the .htaccess file and upload it to the server using your FTP software. When you access the website, a dialog box will prompt you to enter a username and password. This is how you can protect your website with a password using .htaccess.
Your htpasswd file should look like this:
To find the full access path of your file AuthUserFile, use the following PHP code:
<?php echo $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']; ?>