In this tutorial, we will describe the basics of password protecting a website using HTTP authentication.
Step 1. First, we need to create password which we will use to login to the site.
# htpasswd -c /home/passwords zoomtut New password: ##### Re-type new password: ##### Adding password for user zoomtut
Step 2. Next, we’ll need to configure the server to request a password and tell the server which users are allowed access. In order for this to happen, we will edit .htaccess file in the root of the website and enter the below lines on top of the file.
# cd /var/www/html/zoomtutorials.com/ # vi .htaccess AuthType Basic AuthName "Restricted Files" # (Following line optional) AuthBasicProvider file AuthUserFile "/home/passwords" Require user zoomtut
Step 3. Let’s verify by browsing the site.
Enter username and password to browse the website:
Hurray! we are in the site.
This completes the tutorial for creating password protected website. Enjoy browsing.