Appache+Linux


#1

Probably you know how can I protect my directory (probably with password or somethig else) on my Linux-appache server???
Thanks


#2

There are a mutlitude of ways of doing it. I use the following (in the httpd.conf file)

<location /dir/to/protect/relative/to/http/root>
        AuthName "Access Resrticted"
        require valid-user
        AuthType basic
        AuthUserFile /path/to/passwordfile
        order deny,allow
        deny from all
        allow from  all
</location>

You can use the htpasswd to create the password file (consult the man pages)

It’s quick and painless (for me anyway)

You can also use the .htaccess but since I don’t use it, I am not sure how to go about it.