How to Configure Apache to Password Protect your Web Directory

If you are developing a new website and you do not want the general public to view it or you have an important documents on your web directory that you want to secure, you can configure your Apache web server to password protect your web directory. If a web directory is password protected and a user attempts to open either that directory area or a file in that directory, a window will appear requesting a required username and password. With the proper username and password entered, the user will be allowed to view files in that directory.

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