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How do I password protect a single file?


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Good day,


I've managed to password protect the admin folder, but am having difficulties protecting the configure.php file. It would appear that I can only protect certain folders, but not single files - I'm using one.com as my server.


Does anyone know how I can do this manually? Perhaps by editing the .htaccess and .htpasswd files?


I'm totally new to this, so I really have no idea what to do :blush:

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No, you can password protect a file. You can change its permissions to read only or add code to it that will require a login to view it though. What is the reason for wanting to do this? That might help in finding the best solution.



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  • 7 months later...

Hello Jack! I think you can advise me on this:

I have developed some javascript's which I need to protect from theft.

Yet, my customers of course need to try before buy.


The scripts are stored in a folder catalog/comscripts


How do I prevent any visitors to just type in the url in the browsers adress field and thereby steal my work?


I have so far prevented right click (which I dont like) and a php script which disable caching.


Please advice me


Many thanks in advance



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Make an index.php file with the content below:


header("Location: http://www.yoursite.com/catalog/index.php");

(Change the URL to match your domain name)


Then put it in your /catalog/comscripts folder.


It will prevent "snooping".


Anyone just going to http://yourdomain.com/catalog/comscripts will get redirected to your catalog.



I'm sure there are other ways.


This is just one.

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.


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