Password Protect Directories

Q. How do I password protect directories? #

Ans. To password protect a folder/directory, follow these steps in cPanel:

Step 1: Login to your control panel using your account username/password at

Step 2: Click on “Password Protection” under Services

Step 3: Browse to the folder in which you want to restrict access

Step 4: Click on the name of the folder

Step 5: It will present you with a form. It has two parts and you have to submit them both separately:

a) Allow access only to authorized users #

[ ] Directory requires a password to access
Check the above box.
and Protected Resource Name: [ ] (enter a generic name of the protection such as “My Protected Folder”)

Submit and it will protect it.

Now step (b) for adding username/password. Browse to the same form and

b) Add/modify authorized user #

Enter the username/password and save it.

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