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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.
Table of Contents
Create the Access File
sudo touch /var/www/html/.htaccess
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
ESC :wq ENTER
Test the Configuration
Open your browser and navigate to http://SERVER_IP/index.html
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