Server Security

How do I password protect a directory in cPanel/WHM?

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click on Password Protect Directories under the Securities section.
  3. A pop-up box entitled File Manager Directory Selection will appear.  Choose Web Root and click Go.
  4. Choose the directory that you would like password protected.
  5. On the following page you will need to check the box next to “Password protect this directory” and give the directory a name. Click Save.
  6. You will then need to add users to this directory under the Create User section by entering in a username and password.
  7. Finally, click Add/modify authorized user.

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