Password Protected Documents

You can assign unique userids and passwords to control access to various web pages. An example of this function is apparent when you access your own Online Control Panel — each time you are prompted for your id and password. The actual web pages are not password protected, but rather the directory in which they reside.

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, the page is placed in a directory which is password protected. Instead of distributing a single password, unique userids and passwords are assigned and removed as needed.

How to use:

  1. Create the directory you wish to password protect
  2. Select the link titled, “Password Protect Documents” in your Control Panel
  3. Add or modify users database
  4. Once you have setup your “User’s database” you may use your Web FTP to enter to the directory you wish to password protect, click on the “Direcotry protection” button, select the user that has access right to this folder, and click on the “protect” button.

A list of userids will be updated and displayed as you maintain the list. Create a new HTML document or copy an existing one into the directory and try loading the page from a web browser. If a password is required, you’ve done your job correctly!

Important note:
Do not attempt to password protect any system directories such as “htdocs” or “cgi-local”. Edit Access CANNOT be used to create additional FTP userids and passwords.