Password protect your website in Apache webserver

Posted by VISITOR on Feb 25, 2006 6:03 AM EDT
All about Linux; By Ravi
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Here is a very interesting tip on how to password protect ones website or a section of the website in apache webserver. The author takes the readers through all the finer details of setting up user authentication in ones website in this well written article.

At times, when I am browsing the web, I click on a link such as this one and instead of a web page, I get a dialog box asking me to enter my user name and password. And only after I have been authenticated do I get access to the website (or page). This feature of password protection is very simple to implement in Apache web server. Basically, the whole process of password authentication banks on just two files .

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