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Configure .htaccess and .htpasswd to password-protect folder

Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I want to protect my site (certain subdomain pointing to a folder), using the .htaccess and .htpasswd files, I don't know really where to place them, lets say i want to protect the full main domain (for testing purposes, later i will only protect a subdomain), and use the next test user and passwords, this is a capture also of the "home" folder that my hosting company shows me when I log in using filezilla:

Content of:

AuthName "Restricted Area"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
require valid-user


*keep in mind that the password is already encrypted using the next tool, the actual password is the same as the username, as i said for testing purposes:

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so what's the problem, it not prompting for a password?
this is one of my .htaccess'

AuthUserFile /var/www/.htpasswd
AuthName "Database Administration"
AuthType Basic
require valid-user
Options -Indexes

I've supplied the absolute path to the .htpasswd file

to populate the .htpasswd file you use:

htpasswd /path/to/.htpasswd/file username
enter password
confirm password

The .htaccess will go in the directory you want to protect.


It's prompting a password, but not accepting it, user and password are the same.


(ps, i give this username and password just for testing purposes since its forbidden by EE rules to give out usernames and passwords)

Is the encryption correct? How do i check the encryption made by my server? I've found out that several pages that generate .htpasswd files, would give different encrypted passwords for the same non-encrypted password.
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