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I want to use htaccess/htpasswd on only one directory and any sub-directories inside that one and on.

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html/authpages/(bunch of additional directories)

I want to allow anyone to reach html but I only want to allow authenticated https connections into the authpages directory and all sub-directories.

I have been searching the net for the solution but so far, I can only put the htaccess file at the root of the web site and protect the entire site whereas I want to protect only certain subdirectories so thought I would need an htaccess file in which ever subdirs I would want to protect?
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Don't really need a guide, I've been using it for a while now but putting my htaccess in the directory I want to protect, leaving the ones above it non protected is not working.

I have my .htpasswd file above html/
I have my .htaccess in the html/.htaccess

The above protects the entire site.

Now, I only want to protect
html/authpages/*

so I put my .htaccess file in there, still pointing to the same .htpasswd file and that doesn't seem to work.

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Hang on... now it seems to be working... Let me do some testing.

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Can I put different .htaccess files in different sub-directories also? Each could either point to the same .htpasswd file or to it's own .htpasswd if needed.

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Yup, I can put .htaccess files pointing either to the same password file or a new one.

All good, thanks for the leads and tips.
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