How to Password Protect Web Folder?

Discussion in 'General Web Coding' started by kwlimited, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. kwlimited

    kwlimited Guppy

    Hello, I'm looking for help on how to password protect a web folder. I would actually like to protect the "domain" folder so that anyone coming to the site needs a username and password to proceed.

    Thanks
  2. Stephen

    Stephen US Operations Staff Member

    It depends on how you want to do this, you can use the password protection wizard in the FTP section, File Manager, or you can use a asp/php/as.net based method as well.
  3. kwlimited

    kwlimited Guppy

    I would like to use the filemanager wizard, but when I push the "Protect" button, nothing happens....I turned off pop-up blocker, but maybe my browser is still blocking it?.......Nevermind...I put in the direct url to the wizard and it worked that way.....thanks
  4. I couldnt get that to work, I got the popup but couldn't protect a folder, i must be doing something wrong. I added a user and password but it didn't protect the folder. 8)
  5. hafa

    hafa Perch

  6. 01jodo

    01jodo Guppy

    If you're on a IIS server, you can use Administrative Tools with IIS,
    Here is step-by-step Tutorial:
    hostmysite.com/support/dedicated/IIS/passwordprotect/
  7. hafa

    hafa Perch

    You'd need a VPS account to do this; resellers/shared hosting don't have access to iis settings...
  8. Typ0

    Typ0 Perch


    you have to decide if the people coming to the directory have to have "the" password to proceed...ie. are there going to be many users all using the same password or just a couple of users for the whole application? You don't want to have many users using the same password so someting at the OS level wouldn't be appropriate in this scenario.
  9. Stephen

    Stephen US Operations Staff Member

    the File Manager method does work, it is a .htaccess system for windows, but that doesnt mean tha thte .htaccess for unix will be compatible with the psoft way of protection.

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