How do I password protect a directory?

  • Login to cPanel.
  • Locate and click on the Password Protect Directories icon under the Security category.
  • A prompt will appear asking you where the directory is located at. The default option will work for most users.
  • Select the specific folder you want to password protect.
  • Enter the required information:
    • Password protect this directory - Choose whether or not the directory is password protected.
    • Name the protected directory - Essentially an alias for the protected directory.
  • Click the Save button to update the directory settings.
  • Enter authorization information to give a user access to the directory:
    • Username - Create a username for the directory.
    • Password - Select a password for the user to access the directory.
    • Password (Again) - Confirm the user's password.
  • Click the Add/modify authorized user button to save the user.

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