How to configure htaccess authentication via commandline in Cpanel

As we already know Cpanel provides graphical inter-phase to enable htaccess authentication. But we can configure htaccess authentication via commandline also.

This tutorial explains the detailed steps to set htaccess authentication via commandline.

Step1: Open the file with name ".htaccess" in the root directory of domain

#vi .htaccess

Step2: Update the below contents to that file and save it

AuthUserFile /home/username/public_html/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName "EnterPassword"
AuthType Basic
require valid-user

Here we need to replace "username" with the user of that domain

Step3: Open the password file "/home/username/public_html/.htpasswd"

#vi /home/username/public_html/.htpasswd

Don't forget to replace "username" with the user of that domain

Step4: Update the htaccess username and encrypted password to this file.
That's all.....

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