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- restricting access to folders on server
March 24, 2008, 11:10 am
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i am using apache server and presently when i try accessing any
folders of my website i am able to browse the files ex = www.website.com/images
which is a serious security risk as i am building a forum website
using php and mysql.
in the root directory i have created a .htaccess file and whenever
someone access a file which is not
on the server i have created a user friendly message that the file
does not exist instead of a 404
error message displayed by the browser.
similar to this how can i go about restricting users to browse all my
folders in the toot directory.
if anyone accesses for ex = www.website.com/phpscripts an alert should
appear asking them to enter a
username and password.
1. how can i do this using apache.
2. where do i write the username and password information and will
this apply to all the folders in
the root directory or specific directories.