How to password protect a directory or folder

Applies to:
Professional Hosting

Difficulty:
Easy

Time Needed:
5 minutes

Introduction

This is a quick step-by-step guide for password protecting a directory or folder via the 34SP.com Control Panel.


Article Contents



Password protecting a directory or folder


Step 1

Login to your account

Firstly, you'll need to login into your 34SP.com account at http://account.34sp.com.

Login to your account

Step 2

Choose 'Manage Sites'

Once you have logged in, click on the 'Manage Sites' icon.

This will bring up a list of websites or domain names you have in your 34SP.com account. Simply choose the website you wish to edit by clicking on it.

Choose 'Manage Sites'

Step 3

Choose 'Password Protect'

After you have clicked on the website you wish to edit, you will be presented with a page of icons. Please click on the icon labelled 'Password Protect'.

Choose 'Password Protect'

Step 4

Password Protected Directories

The 'Password Protected Directories' page provides an overview of your current protected directories, with each directory listed in a table.

Password Protected Directories

How to add a new password protected directory


Step 1

Add a new password protected directory

If you wish to add a new password protected directory, simply click on the button labelled 'Add Protected Directory' when viewing the 'Password Protected Directories' page.

Add a new password protected directory

Step 2

Enter protected directory information

This will bring up a form. Simply fill in the form with the relevant information. When you're done, click 'Save Settings' to save your changes.

Please note: Once you have clicked on 'Save Settings', the new password protected directory will be added to your list of directories. In order to access the directory, you will also need to create a user (see 'Managing your password protected users').

Enter protected directory information

How to delete a password protected directory


Step 1

Remove a password protected directory

If you wish to delete a existing password protected directory simply click on the 'Remove' button (the 'trash' icon) for the password protected directory you wish to remove, when viewing the 'Password Protected Directories' page. This will remove the password protection from the directory, as well as any password protected users associated with that directory. It will not remove the directory from your website.

Remove a password protected directory

How to view your password protected users


Step 1

Managing your password protected users

When viewing the 'Password Protected Directories' page, just click on the tab labelled 'Password Protected Users'.

When you create a password protected directory via the Control Panel, you also need to create a user. The 'Password Protected Users' page provides an overview of your current password protected users, with each user listed in a table. Along with viewing information on each user add or remove password protected users via the table, by clicking on the relevant icon.

Managing your password protected users

How to add a password protected users


Step 1

Add new password protected user

If you wish to add a new password protected user, simply click on the button labelled 'Add New User' when viewing the 'Password Protected Users' page.

Add new password protected user

Step 2

Enter password protected user information

This will bring up a form. Simply fill in the form with the relevant information. When you're done, click 'Create New User' to save your changes.

Enter password protected user information

How to delete an existing password protected user


Step 1

Remove a password protected user

If you wish to delete a existing password protected user simply click on the 'Remove' button (the 'trash' icon) for the user you wish to delete, when viewing the 'Password Protected Users' page. This will remove the user permanently.

Please note: Deleting a password protected user does not remove the associated password protection.

Remove a password protected user

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