Password Protect Documents

You can assign unique user ids and passwords to control access to various web pages.

Note to FrontPage Users: You should not use the WebFTP Password Protect Documents feature to perform this function. Instead, use the password protect feature through your FrontPage program.


A software developer is making several programs available via the web, but only those visitors which have paid for the service should be allowed access to the download page. To control access to these downloads, the page with the links is placed in a directory called “members” that is password protected.

Instead of distributing a single password, unique user ids and passwords can be assigned and removed as needed. To set password protection for a specific user, you must first add that user to your account. Type in the user name and password and click “Add user”. After you have completed this add, you will see a list of all the current users listed for your account.

To remove a user, simply click the user name and click “Delete User”. To change a user password, enter in the user name and type in a new password. Remember to write down the password in a safe and secure place. Once you have setup your “User database” (meaning, once all of your users are listed) you may use your Web FTP to select the directory you wish to password protect.

Check the appropriate directory and click on the “Directory protection” button at the top of the page. Highlight the user that should have access to this folder, and click on the “protect” button.

Note: You cannot protect an individual HTML file. You must instead protect the directory that the file resides in.