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Hi everyone. I just setup oscommerce and need to have the admin directory password protected. I tried going through my web host and setting it up there but I keep getting errors. I've looked through some of the contributions but I am not sure which one to use. Which one is the best to use? I don't want to install one, only to find out that is either hard to install without errors or doesn't work very well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



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I'm only aware f the admin adminisrator contribution that will do this but there may be others. If you instal that one, it makes quite a few changes that you may not want. Using .htaccess is easy to set up so I would suggest using that instead prior to making a code change just for this. You can search the forums for passwod protect to find many threads on the subject.



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From the unix (linux) command line, create an htpasswd file with the following command:


htpasswd -c /home/yourusername/.htpasswd administrator


when prompted, enter a password.


Then create a file called .htaccess in the directory you want to protect and enter the following:


AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/yourusername/.htpasswd
AuthName "My protected area"
require user administrator




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