Password Protect Folder(s)

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Put in .htaccess file in the directory you are trying to protect:

AuthType Basic
AuthName "This Area is Password Protected"
AuthUserFile /full/path/to/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

Ideally, the .htpasswd file will be not in a public facing directory. Put this in there:


That is just a sample, you can create the code for your unique username and password here.

Note that all subdirectories of this directory will also be password protected by this same system.