website hosting htaccess popup

I have a website with pictures hosted on it.
I want to protect it using htaccess, so that means a box should pop if my site is accessed prompting a username and password.

The key thing is that NOBODY from anywhere, i.e  google should not be able to access the site OR the pictures.

In any case the user must be prompted to provide a username and password
Ikky786Asked:
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GaryCommented:
Add to the htaccess

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Some title for the authorisation box"
AuthUserFile /path_to_file/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

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Create the .htpasswd file in the location you set above. and in this file add your users in the format
User1:Password1
User2:Password2
etc

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hulseboschSystem administratorCommented:
To block Google from indexing, create a .htaccess file in your root dir.
# block google

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT}   ^googlebot
RewriteRule ^/go/ - [F,L]

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The word GO will be replaced with the folder you dont want indexed.
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GaryCommented:
You don't need to block Google et al as it will never get past the Authorisation.
And that is not how you block search bots anyway - thats what the robots.txt file was created for.
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hulseboschSystem administratorCommented:
Gary,

robots.txt are not being obeid by all search bots (to bad). Thats why I gave this script.
It gives an option to secure from searchbots without having to login.
Still, you are very correct where it comes to autorisation blokking search engines.
(which was the actual question in the first place. My mistake)
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GaryCommented:
robots.txt are not being obeid by all search bots
And having 1000's of lines of blocking code for all the bad ones will do you no good either ;o)
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hulseboschSystem administratorCommented:
Youve just got yourself a very good point ;-)
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Ikky786Author Commented:
im bit confused, are we saying its not possible?
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GaryCommented:
I gave you the answer in the very first comment
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hulseboschSystem administratorCommented:
When considering your question and remark
The key thing is that NOBODY from anywhere...
Indeed, the first comment from Gary is the way to establish this.
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