Home / Code Snippets / HTAccess / Password Protect Folder(s) Password Protect Folder(s) Author Chris Coyier 10 Comments Join the Conversation Published Sep 25, 2009 Updated Sep 25, 2009 Share this:TwitterFacebook It’s not stock. It’s Shutterstock. 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: chriscoyier:$apr1$O/BJv...$vIHV9Q7ySPkw6Mv6Kd/ZE/ 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.