How can i restrict a user from accessing a certen path?

June 18, 2016 419 views
Apache Security MySQL PHP

Dear all,
I have a droplet with Ubuntu 14.04.3 x64 installed on it.
If i have a web site (web-app php over mysql) like:
www.example.com
I want to forbid all users (except a certin IP address) from accessing:
www.example.com/adminpanel
How can i do that?

2 Answers

If you are using Apache as your webserver in a default configuration then you most likely have mod_rewrite enabled.

In that case you can create a file ".htaccess" in the directory you want to protect.

/path/to/www/example.com/adminpanel.htaccess

Order Allow,Deny
Allow from 10.10.10.10

Then simply replace with the the IP address that you want to allow through and it will only allow requests from that IP address.

On Apache 2.4, the syntax is:

Require ip 10.10.10.10
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