Password protect a folder in Apache (XAMPP and Mac OS X)

First you have to create a file with the user and the password to be used with htpasswd:

/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/htpasswd -c /Applications/XAMPP/etc/.htpasswd admin
New password: 
Re-type new password: 
Adding password for user admin

It’s important to place this file in a place not available from the web service thus no one can download that file. Then add a .htaccess file to the folder you want to protect:

vi /Users/user/Documents/Webs/test.local/.htaccess

And add this content:

AuthName "Protected Area"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /Applications/XAMPP/etc/.htpasswd
require valid-user

Reload the Apache server and then when you try to access to that folders URL you will get an auth prompt like this:

Source: Stabeler.

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  1. gracias! funciono a la primera

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