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Password Protect a folder on your website

This article explains how to add password protection to a folder on your website

What You Need

You will need the following items to complete this walkthrough.

  • The username and password to your Bluehost account.
  • The path and name of the folder you want to protect with a password.

Access The Password Protect Directories Tool

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
  2. Make sure you are on the cPanel tab at the top of your account.
  3. Scroll down to the Security group of icons and click on Directory Password.

Protecting a Directory

  1. Navigate the folder structure and select the directory you want.
    NOTE: To open a folder and see its contents click the folder. To select a folder for password protection click on the folder name.
  2. Choose the Password protect this directory option.
  3. Enter the name for the directory, this will appear whenever someone access the directory.
  4. Click Save.

Adding A User

  1. On the Password Directories page, scroll down and under Create user, add a username in the the username box.
  2. In the password boxes type the password you would like the user to have.
  3. Click the Add or Modify The Authorized User button.

The folder you selected will now require a username and password to gain access. You can use the username and password you created to gain access.

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