How To Add Password Protection In Your Website

How to password protect a website using .htaccess

Step-1. Create a text file for .htpasswd. This is the file in which you’ll be storing the username and password that people use to access the web page.

Step-2. Create your password using Storing passwords in plain text is unsafe, so you’ll need to use an online encryption tool to create a password.

  • Enter the username into the “Username” field. This is the name the user accessing the website will enter when logging in you site.
  • Enter the password into the “Password” field.
  • Click to create .htpasswd file. 
  • You’ll now see the username and password separated by a colon. For example, if you entered “test_user” as the username and “test@123” as the password like this: test_user:$apr1$r9bza62g$rdSwoxvbO42JfP/8qyz7x/ 
  • Copy the generated password in your .htpasswd file and save the file.

Step-3 In your .htaccess file following code add and save the file.

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Protected Site"
AuthUserFile /usr/home/yourusername/.htpasswd
require valid-user


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