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Basic Authentication is a widely used protocol for simple username/password authentication. For example, when your web browser prompts you for credentials to login for access. This type authentication is typically implemented per .htaccess file (located in the folder that is being password protected). For example: AuthUserFile /location/of/.htpasswd AuthName "Members" AuthType Basic <limit GET PUT POST> require valid-user </limit> You can store passwords in a MySQL database instead of a file (.htpasswd): AuthMySQLEnable On AuthMySQLHost localhost AuthMySQLUser sqlusername AuthMySQLPassword sqlpassword AuthMySQLDB sqldatabasename AuthMySQLUserTable sqltablename AuthMySQLNameField username AuthMySQLPasswordField password AuthMySQLNoPasswd Off AuthMySQLPwEncryption md5 AuthMySQLAuthoritative On AuthBasicAuthoritative Off AuthName "Members" AuthType Basic <limit GET PUT POST> require valid-user </limit> We provide a tool, PassProtector, to generate all the necessary codes needed to password protect a directory via .htaccess.