Included in The World Kiosk Web Site service is the ability to password protect either the entire web site, or specific sections of it. Here are instructions for setting up password protection on your Kiosk pages:
To set up password protection in your Kiosk Web Site, place a file in the directory that you want to protect called
This file tells the system to require password authentication before showing any of the web pages in the directory. The file has this format:
"yourfolder" is your World Kiosk Web Site directory name where you're about to create your .htpasswd file, and "protectedfolder" is the name of a sub-directory you want to protect.
You can create this file with a standard editor such as 'pico', 'vi', 'jove' or even something like NotePad. Once you have created the file in the proper directory, set the permissions:
chmod 644 .htaccess
Then, create the password file by changing directories to
and issuing the command
htpasswd -c .htpasswd username
where 'username' is the first name you want to add to the file '.htpasswd'.
You will then be prompted for the password for that username. Once you've created the first username and password, also change the permissions on this file with
chmod 644 .htpasswd
To add new users and passwords to the password file, do
htpasswd .htpasswd usernameand this will kick off the username/password protocol.
To delete a username and password from the .htpasswd file, you can just edit the file like normal. You'll see usernames with their encrypted passwords, and you just delete the block of text for each username you want to purge.
There are a couple of resources out on the web for help with the .htaccess protocol.
Any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 739-4927.
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