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How to Password Protected Directories in cPanel

To password protect a directory:

  1. Log into your cPanel and click on the Password Protect Directories icon found under Security.
  2. Choose Web Root (you may also need to select Show Hidden Files)
  3. Click on the name of the directory that you wish to password protect.
  4. Check the box for Password protect this directory.
  5. Fill in Name the protected directory field. This will be the message shown to visitors when they try to login and can be anything you like.
  6. Click on the Save button below.
  7. Click Go Back.
  8. Fill in a Username and Password at the bottom of the page, and click Add/modify authorized user.

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Last updated: 2015-08-13

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