How to put HTTP authentication to some site or folder

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Create .htaccess file

First, create a .htaccess file in your public_html to protect the entire site or specific directory, and add the following content in the .htacces file:

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AuthType Basic
AuthName "Please login"
AuthUserFile /home/myuser/web/
require valid-user
If the .htaccess file already exists, add this block at the beginning of the .htaccess file.

Now, let's create the .htpasswd file

The first option is to generate the content of that file online, for example, here - ... -generator
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Copy-paste the output (you got from that site) to the .htpasswd file, and upload that file to /home/myuser/web/
That's it, you secured a site/folder.

If you don't want an online tool to generate a .htpasswd file, the second option is to generate a .htpasswd file via SSH:

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htpasswd -c /home/myuser/web/ myuser
The command will prompt you to enter the desired password.

If you also want to secure static files (like images)

Go to myVesta, into the WEB section, EDIT your domain, and in Proxy Extensions delete everything and leave only, for example, css and js:
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Save modification.

This way, you will pass all requests (except for css and js) to Apache, which will then request HTTP authentication from the visitors.

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