In this tutorial, we will learn how to password protect directories on apache and linux using the ".htaccess" file. Password protection of a web directory can be a useful way to manage web content on a web server. Allows you to restrict access to files located in a directory based on a username and password. You can use ".htaccess" to protect folders in your account with an encrypted password. All files and subfolders within a folder protected by .htaccess will also be protected.
Use any text editor according to your choice to create a file ".htaccess" or simply use the command "touch" to create it within the directory to protect:
To do this, you can also choose the text editor you like. In my case I will use "nano" and add the necessary lines to protect the directory: