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How to password protect a directory in cPanel

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How to password protect a directory in cPanel

This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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Now let’s learn how to password protect a directory.

Click the “Directory Privacy” icon.

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Select the directory to start with, then click “Go”.

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Select the directory you want to password protect by clicking its name.

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Check the “Password Protect” box, then give a name for the directory, and click “Save”.

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The directory is now protected, and requires a password to enter it via a browser.

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We must therefore create at least one user, and assign them a password so they can access the directory.

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Assign a username and password in the “Create User” section.

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The protected directory now has one user who has access to it. Repeat this process for each additional user you want to grant access for.

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You can see the new user we just added in the “Authorized Users” section.

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This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to password protect directories, and assign users to them.