How do I remove apache password?

Followed the instructions for the newly created droplet with WordPress but there is no entry of <DirectoryMatch ^.*/wp-admin/> in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf. What do I do wrong?

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If you are using the WordPress One-Click app, to remove the extra password prompt on the admin panel, edit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and comment out or delete this section:

<DirectoryMatch ^.*/wp-admin/>
  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Restricted Area"
  AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd
  Require valid-user

It should be the second to last section in that file.

If you can’t find it for some reason, you can search with:

grep -nr "AuthUserFile" /etc/apache2/

I will return the file and line number:

/etc/apache2/apache2.conf:72:  AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd