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Overview

This interface allows you to protect specific directories in your cPanel account’s files. After you enable this feature for a directory, when users attempt to view that directory via a website, the system prompts them to log in.

Select a directory

To use this interface, select a directory to manage.

  • To select a directory, click the desired directory’s name.
  • To view and select subdirectories, click the parent directory’s name. Then, click the desired subdirectory name.

To configure the security settings for a directory or subdirectory, click Edit under the Actions column.

Security Settings

To password protect the selected directory, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Password protect this directory checkbox.

2. Enter a display label for the directory in the Enter a name for the protected directory text box.

3. Click Save. A confirmation message will appear. Click Go Back to return to the directory’s configuration.

Create User

To create an authorized user for the selected directory, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the desired username in the Username text box.
  2. Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.

3. Click Save. A confirmation message will appear. Click Go Back to return to the directory’s configuration.

Authorized Users

The Authorized Users menu lists the directory’s existing authorized users. To delete a user, select that user and click Delete User. A confirmation message will appear. Click Go Back to return to the directory’s configuration.

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