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Configure Directory and File Access and Add Basic Authentication

In this lab, we go over the fundamentals of directory and file access. The idea of this lab is to overwrite the default configuration and allow access to the two files in the `DocumentRoot` with `.htaccess`. On top of this, we need to cover basic authentication and IP-based access.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 30m
Clock icon Oct 18, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create the Access File

    sudo touch /var/www/html/.htaccess
  2. Challenge

    Configure Authentication and Access

    Create a user and password along with the htaccess file

    sudo htpasswd -c /var/www/htpasswd Joe
    sudo vim /var/www/html/.htaccess

    Insert into the file

    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Restricted Files"
    AuthBasicProvider file
    AuthUserFile "/path/to/file"
    Require user Joe
    Require ip [Your IP ADDRESS]

    Save and Close

  3. Challenge

    Test the Configuration

    Open your browser and navigate to http://SERVER_IP/index.html

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