HOW TO PASSWORD PROTECTED A FOLDER FROM .HTACCESS

To protect a folder from your website, you can actually use the htpasswd feature available within the server.

To create a password protected folder to /home/user/public_html/images with user named admin, run the following command.

[[email protected] ~]# htpasswd -c /home/user/public_html/.htpasswd admin
New password:
Re-type new password:
Adding password for user admin
[[email protected] ~]#

Then, add the following code to your .htaccess file located at your public_html folder.

AuthUserFile /home/user/public_html/.htpasswd
AuthName "images"
AuthType Basic

Now, access your folder with the given credential.

You can also password protect a file in Linux, check the steps here.

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