In my cases, you may want to add a password to one of your website or web folder.
For example in my case, I have a file.freedif.org website where I can simply download some files I’ve downloaded with my Deluge web-ui. This is done with Apache, where I simply have a virtualhost to link file.freedif.org to a folder with the Option +Indexes to display all the files.
But obviously I don’t want anyone else to access to this folder. Hence I’ve set up a simple username/password with the Apache htpasswd option.It can works with pretty anything, that does not includes per default a login system, like Yify-pop for the moment.
Here is how to do it.
1) Create a dedicated directory to store the password file
In Root, run
2) Create a password file with users
Still in root:
htpasswd -c /etc/htpasswd/.htpasswd user1
And you will need to enter a password
If you have multiple users, simply redo the command with user2, then user3, etc…
3) Modify your virtualhost
Now, you will need to edit (Or create) your virtualhost to add the authentication.
Inside the Directory path values
<Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory>
AuthType Basic AuthName "Authentication Required" AuthUserFile "/etc/htpasswd/.htpasswd" Require valid-user
Save and reload apache
Now, everytime you navigate to the website linked to the modified virtualhost, Apache will ask you your username and password.