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Apache Basic Authentication

Creating basic authentication for a web application with apache web server


in the application’s home directory create a .htpasswd file
# htpasswd -c .htpasswd <username>

then create .htaccess file like following
AuthUserFile /var/www/html/.htpasswd   ##change path with yours
AuthType Basic
AuthName "popup box title"
require valid-user

You may need to edit virtual directory in the httpd.conf file
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
</Directory>

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