CentOS 7
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Enable Basic Authentication
2014/07/23
 
Enable Basic Authentication to limit access on specific web pages.
[1] For example, set Basic Authentication setting under the directory [/var/www/html/auth-basic].
[root@www ~]#
vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/auth_basic.conf
# create new

<Directory /var/www/html/auth-basic>
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Basic Authentication"
    AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd
    require valid-user
</Directory>
# add a user : create a new file with "-c" ( add the "-c" option only for the initial registration )

[root@www ~]#
htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd cent

New password:
# set password

Re-type new password:
# confirm

Adding password for user cent
[root@www ~]#
systemctl restart httpd
[root@www ~]#
mkdir /var/www/html/auth-basic

[root@www ~]#
vi /var/www/html/auth-basic/index.html
# create a test page

<html>
<body>
<div style="width: 100%; font-size: 40px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;">
Test Page for Basic Auth
</div>
</body>
</html>
[2] Access to the test page from a client computer with a web browser. Then authentication is required like follows as a setting, answer with a user added in [1].
[3] Just accessed.
 
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