Passwording Folders

Firstly, log into the control panel.

This is a step-by-step process.

Password protect your directories Click on the 'DIRECTORIES' tab.

NOTE: The term 'directories' is the same as a 'folder' on your Windows desktop. 

Password protect your directories Currently, you don't have any protected, or passworded directories.

Click 'ADD'.

Password protect your directories On this screen, firstly enter the directory/folder you want to protect.

The 'directory location':
Non-SSL: If your directory is within the 'httpdocs' folder.
SSL: If your directory is within the 'httpsdocs' folder.

The header text can be anything of your choosing.

Enter the username for your passworded directory.

Now, click 'ADD'.

Password protect your directories Enter the password and click 'UPDATE'.
Password protect your directories Once you've created your user, click on 'UP LEVEL'.

You should now see this screen showing the directory that is passworded/protected.

If the lock is open, this means the folder is within the non-secure area of your website (httpdocs).

If the lock is closed, the folder is within the secure area (httpsdocs).

Password protect your directories Now in your browser, you can go to your website with the passworded directory and you should have this pop up box.

NOTE: In some browsers, if you have already typed in your username and password, you will not get this box each time you visit the website.

You have NOT created the actual directory/folder yet. You should now create the directory/folder either through your authoring tool (eg. Frontpage) or through FTP.

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