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how do I make password for my admin page?


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Hi, I looked for a lot of answers here and no one actually tells you how to make


.htaccess file to protect your admin folder.


and I'm having a trouble with my admin folder just showing up without asking me a password and ID.


Can anyone please tell me one by one how to make ID and password for my admin folder?


Thank you.

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If your hosting company offers CPanel (or similar) you can do it thruw directory protection.

If not check the contributions section (click my signature) and search for admin protection



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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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It crashed my server...............



The last time I tried to do this, I tried a contrib, that needless to say, also crashed my server.



Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm will try and try again.......



Jeremy R. Viccari

Sr LAN WAN Engineer


oscommerce cvs 2.2 on YES 1.5.2 linux


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