Encrypting your page using htaccess password (htpasswd) – with CLI as well ;)

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The website that are on development phase, mockup sites and other public pages hosted in apache with data needs to be protected from public access . The protection will help to:
-prevent from being indexed
-prevent from unauthorized users
-prevent the mockup sites from spammers

First of all we need a password file (.passwd) which has the username and the password in encrypted form e.g.:


This can be created using many online tools like this one .

Or, we can always turn to our command line for this 🙂

#htpasswd -c /path/to/.htpaswd admin

New password:
Re-type new password:
Adding password for user admin

If you already have the .htpasswd file and would like to append a new user, repeat the command with the “-c”

#htpasswd c /path/to/.htpaswd admin2

After we are done with the .htpasswd,  we can create .htaccess file with following content in the document root of the…

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