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Safest bath to store .htpasswd for phpmyadmin?

  • Posted December 12, 2013

Hello, hope everyone’s OK… So I followed this article: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-and-secure-phpmyadmin-on-ubuntu-12-04 And when i got to set up the htpasswd part, didn’t know where to store it, or what are the best practices applied. So, I tried a path kept getting internal server errors, till i stored it in var/www and it worked. For some reason i don’t feel like it should be kept there(i am new to this). Any help is appreciated, thanks…

Running: Ubuntu.

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<b>“For some reason i don’t feel like it should be kept there…”</b> <br> <br>The article also recommends that you should <b>not</b> store it there.<blockquote>… place the file in a directory of your choice as long as it is not accessible from a browser.</blockquote>

You shouldn’t store it in /var/www because anyone will be able to download it since apache is serving /var/www’s contents. You can create a directory in /etc/apache2 called <code>htpasswd</code> or whatever you like and store it in it e.g. <code>/etc/apache2/htpasswd/phpmyadmin</code>.