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If your Hosting provider supplies CPanel password protect your admin folder with "directories protection"

If not check the contributions section (click on my signature) there is a few that does just that

And for the writing permission chmod your files at 644



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Hey guys, I am posting this information as it worked for me to password protect a directory on my E-Smith Server.



Password files:

1. Create the directory you want to password protect (example: private)


2.Create a file /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ibaysname/html/private/.htaccess in that directory that looks something like this using pico:


AuthName "Add your login message here."

AuthType Basic

AuthUserFile /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ibaysname/html/private/.htpasswd

AuthGroupFile /dev/null

<Limit GET POST>

require user name-of-user



*Note: In this case the "name-of-user" is the login name you wish to use for accessing the web site.


3.Create the password file /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ibaysname/html/private/.htpasswd using the program htpasswd:


htpasswd -c .htpasswd name-of-user


Apache configuration file:


Here is where the httpd.conf file is located on YES server: /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf


Default: This disables the processing of .htaccess files for the system.


<Directory />

AllowOverride None



or for a specified directory:


<Directory /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ibaysname/html>

AllowOverride None



Change to and/or specify directory to protect:


<Directory /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ibaysname/html/private>

AllowOverride All




<Directory /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ibaysname/html/private>

AllowOverride AuthConfig



AllowOverride parameters: AuthConfig FileInfo Indexes Limits Options


I used this in my httpd.conf:

<Directory /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ibaysname/html/private>

AllowOverride All



And then there was Success!!!!!

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