Directory Listing

Posted April 30, 2017 2.4k views
ApacheUbuntu 16.04

Hey guys so i have a directory listing website but i want to add users and i want to know is it possible to limit other users from accessing specific directorys in the website?

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Hi @SirReaper
So you’re just using the builtin feature of Apache for directory listing? Meaning, you’re not running some application like WordPress/etc.
Then you can use the .htpasswd to put restrictions on the directories you want.
There’s a little tutorial for using .htaccess in conjuction with .htpasswd:

by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers five common uses for the .htaccess file. These include: Mod_Rewrite, Authentication, Custom Error Pages, Mime Types, and Server Side Includes.