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Apache httpd : Basic Authentication2024/01/31


Set Basic Authentication to limit access on specific web pages.


Username and password are sent with plain text on Basic Authentication,
so Use secure connection with SSL/TLS setting, refer to here.

[2] Configure httpd.
For example, set Basic Authentication to the directory [/usr/local/www/apache24/data/auth-basic].
root@www:~ #
vi /usr/local/etc/apache24/Includes/auth_basic.conf
# create new

<Directory /usr/local/www/apache24/data/auth-basic>
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Basic Authentication"
    AuthUserFile /usr/local/etc/apache24/.htpasswd
    Require valid-user

# add a user : create a new file with [-c]

root@www:~ #
htpasswd -c /usr/local/etc/apache24/.htpasswd freebsd

New password:    
# set password

Re-type new password:
Adding password for user freebsd
root@www:~ #
mkdir /usr/local/www/apache24/data/auth-basic

root@www:~ #
service apache24 reload
# create a test page

root@www:~ #
vi /usr/local/www/apache24/data/auth-basic/index.html
<div style="width: 100%; font-size: 40px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;">
Test Page for Basic Authentication
[3] Access to the test page from any client computer with web browser. Then authentication is required as settings, answer with a user added in [1].
[4] That's OK if authentication is successfully passed and test page is displayed normally.
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