What is .htpasswd?

What is .htpasswd?

Overview
This article defines .htpasswd and how it functions with an Apache HTTP server.

Definition

The Apache HTTP server allows a user to configure two files which restrict access to content by "authorized" eyes only. Passwords will be stored in an encrypted format and the username will be in plaintext. One of these files which create this restricted access is .htpasswd, a flat-file used to store usernames and password for basic authentication on an Apache HTTP Server.

For more information, visit apache.org.

Purpose

You can edit your .htpasswd file(s) using FTP, SiteWorx, or by contacting the Nexcess Support Team with your request.

If you are proficient with FTP and SSH, it is also possible to password-protect pages on your website with htpasswd.

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

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