Password Protect

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  1. designre

    designre New Member

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    Are there limits to how many directories you can password protect? I have one prior to the change over but I can't set a new password protect on a different directory.
     
  2. descalzo

    descalzo Grim Squeaker Community Support

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    Seems that it is missing from cPanel.
    HOW TO:

    1. Open/create .htaccess file in directory in question
    2. Add lines:

    Code:
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Igor's Secret Den"
    AuthUserFile /home/igor/.htpasswd
    Require valid-user
    Adjusting AuthName and file path accordingly (ie replace "igor" with your cPanel username)

    3. Create a file .htpasswd in /home/igor (replacing "igor" with your cPanel username)

    4. Go to http://www.htaccesstools.com/htpasswd-generator/ and generate your username (does not have to be cPanel username) encrypted password pair

    5. Copy into .htpasswd , save, and you are ready.

    6. To add users, repeat #4&#5. To remove, change passwords, etc -- you can figure that out

    7. To remove password protect, remove lines added in #2.

    IMPORTANT:

    x10 Admins are wary of password protected directories.

    They will become curious and look, so don't try to hide violations of the T.O.S. behind password protected directories. You are painting a big target on the contents of such directories.

    Also, if you protect your entire site, it violates the TOS that yours should be a "public" site, even if the content itself is in compliance with the T.O.S.
     
  3. taju

    taju New Member

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    Which type of password is most Better and safe ? digit letter or mix
     
  4. Bobo

    Bobo New Member

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    i added a password to my MySQl. Sadly had i had 2 collapse the databae. But for future refrences hwo do i remove the password?
     

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