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How do I password protect folders?


In 2006 Microsoft discontinued support for the FrontPage Extensions. We have decided to no longer provide for FrontPage Extensions and recommend that you use FTP or WebDAV instead.

You are able to password protect folders on your account using the Directory Password tool in the cPanel.

Note: Do not follow the steps below if you are using FrontPage extensions on your site. Doing so will break your extensions and will keep you from publishing from Frontpage. If you are creating your content in FrontPage, we recommend you use FrontPage to password protect folders.

Password Protect a Folder

  1. Login to the Control panel
  2. Go to the Security section
  3. Choose "Directory Password"
  4. Select the folder you wish to protect
  5. Check the box next to "Password protect this directory"
  6. Give the protected directory a name
  7. Click Save
  8. Click Go Back
  9. Create a username and password
  10. Click Add/Modify Authorized User

Once you click Go Back, you should see your user under the list of users. Repeat the last step for any extra usernames you would like to add.

Also, any information or links under the folder you password protect will ask you for the password again.

Video "How-to" Tutorial 121,622 views bookmark tags: cpanel cpanelutilities login password protect (updated 176 days ago)

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