Password protect my Website

Discussion in 'macOS' started by snverhallen, May 13, 2008.

  1. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    How do I password protect my website. I don't have .Mac and don't plan to use it so is their an app for free that can do this for me?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This is not something you can generally do with an application on your Mac. Instead, you would typically do this from your web host's control panel. For example, on my control panel, I go to Password-Protected Directories, choose the directory I want to password-protect, then fill in the relevant information, and it does the rest.
  3. WilWheaton macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
    if you're just using the sharing option to run apache directly on your mac, you can also look into .htaccess files
  4. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    .htaccess files is the way to go.

    I'm guessing you're connected to your site either by FTP (a client such as transmit or Cyberduck) or using the Control Panel, just make a .htaccess file with the required info (search google for .htaccess generator) and put it on your site.
  5. David2070 macrumors member

    May 14, 2008

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