Knowledgebase: Linux Hosting (CPanel)
How to password protect directories in Cpanel?
Posted by - NA - on 04 August 2010 05:49 PM

Issue

Need to use password to protect a directory that store certain information within your site.


Symptoms

None


Cause

Wants to make the directory available only to a selected number of people who has password to access it.


Workaround

Watch Video Tutorials Link: http://www.cpanel.net/media/tutorials/passwdprotect.htm

To password protect a directory:

STEP 1: Please select the Password Protect Directories icon from your CPanel main page. A list of the directories on your account will appear.



STEP 2: Select the directory you wish to limit access to. In the new page, please create a username and a password for your user. Select a name that will appear in the login screen and click on the Save button to activate the protection.

Note: You have to create a directory before you enable the password protection for it. Also, using one and the same directory for the purpose of password protection and FTP storage in the same time is not recommended.


Additional Information

If the problem still persist, kindly issue a ticket to Support Team.


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