I've setup a test website on a sub-domain and now want to setup a popup login, it's just some low security to prevent search engine robots accessing; I've added a disallow directive in robots.txt but don't want to rely on that. How would I best achieve this (on a LAMP server I would use .htaccess).
The control panel is Plesk and that has a Protected Urls section, but I can't seem to add/setup a user. I've seen IISPasswords but I dare not try installing in case it causes any issues as I've never used it before.
I've seen this tutorial
which explains how to do this in IIS and explains how to add a user. I can follow this but I'm not sure what rights the user requires, I don't want to compromise the Windows server security just for a low level website login.