Password protecting a directory on cPanel

Password defending a directory limits access to secure sections of your website by ordering visitors to enter a username and a password. This password method is also pointed to as a type of “authentication” method.
cPanel Password Protect Directory image.

(cPanel >> Security >> Password Protect Directories)

You can manually generate password security by using the next steps.
Create a .htpasswd file for users and passwords:
htpasswd -c /path/to/file/.htpasswd username
This post will prompt you for the password.

Edit .htaccess:

AuthName “Members Only”
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /path/to/file/.htpasswd
require valid-user
deny from all

You can preserve more than one file by applying wildcard names. On the FilesMatch line, support one of these cases:


AuthName “Member Only”
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/cpanelusername/.htpasswd
require valid-user

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