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Generating htpasswd file from the command line

February 2, 2011

Recently found a command line utility for automagically generating a .htpasswd file:

Type this command at the prompt:

htpasswd -cmb .htpasswd username password

The arguments are [C]reate the new .htpasswd file if its not there, [m] option forces encryption and [b] allows you to include the user name and password immediately.


AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /var/www/html/Private/.htpasswd
Require user username

Full guide here: Linux Webserver Tips

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