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How to protect a folder with username and password in cPanel?

You can lock a directory with a password by using the cPanel “Password Protected Directories” Option.

1. Log into your cPanel account.
2. In the “Files” section, click on the “Directory Privacy” Icon.
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3. Click the icon to open a folder.
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4. Click on the name of the directory you want to protect by password.
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5. Under “Security Settings“, check the box next to “Password protect this directory” and enter a name for the protected directory like “Password Protected Area“. Then click the “Save” button.
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6. Now click on the “Go back” button.
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7. Scroll down the page and under “Create User” fill in the username and password fields or use the Password Generator option to generate a new random password and copy the user/password to a notepad. You will need this when you want to open your password-protected directory and click on the “Save” button.
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Now, should you try to open your password-protected directory in your browser through the URL, which is already password protected, your browser will prompt you to enter your username and password.
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