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How do I password protect a subdomain?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by Beun, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Beun

    Beun Guest

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    How do I password protect a subdomain in Plesk 7.5.3 Reloaded?

    The password protect-option only works for directories of the main-site, and not for (directories of) subdomains..

    I tried using .htaccess with .htpasswd, of which I know how it works, but for some strange reason it does not work on a server that is being managed with Plesk.

    So... How do I password protect a subdomain ? :confused:
    (Or a directory in a subdomain, for that matter...)

    Thanks :)
     
  2. judouk

    judouk Guest

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    Have you tried simply creating the .htaccess file manually
     
  3. Beun

    Beun Guest

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    Well............. :rolleyes:


    Plesk does not use .htaccess/.htpasswd for directory-protection, and in some strange way prohibits the use of .htaccess/.htpasswd for manual password-purposes...
     
  4. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

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    Have you checked to see if your domain's httpd.include file or the main /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.include has the "AllowOverride AuthConfig" enabled? I do not believe that Plesk puts this directive in the files by default. As you know, this would prevent .htaccess/.htpasswd authentication from working.

    Also by default, in the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file, they start out with:

    Code:
    <Directory />
         AllowOverride None
    </Directory>
     
  5. Beun

    Beun Guest

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    I do not see the folder httpd (or any folder, for that matter) in /etc.
    I will consult my hosting company on why I cannot see that particular folder.
     
  6. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

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    Exact location of the file(s) may depend on the *nix distro you are using. My posts use paths which are common to many RH distros.

    You could always do a search for httpd.conf
     
  7. sector29

    sector29 Guest

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    Hello,

    I need to protect a subdomain also. Can u post the .htpasswd directives for .htaccess.

    Also, can I update the vhost.conf for the subdomain or is changing http.include the only route.
     
  8. Whistler

    Whistler Guest

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    Half a dozen threads have already been created on this subject - why don't you use the search button before posting a question?

    Manually setting up .htaccess for password protecting a subdomain: http://forum.plesk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21359&highlight=password+subdomain

    The more "Plesk friendly way":

    1) Create a protected dir in the domain page - ie. /mysubdomain

    2) Put the following in a .htaccess in your httpdocs dir of your subdomain:
    Code:
    AuthUserFile /home/<your_domain>/pd/d..mysubdomain
    AuthName "Subdomain Test"
    AuthType Basic
    
    Require valid-user
    
    3) Now you (or your domain user) can add/remove users via the Plesk Controlpanel for Protected Dirs without problems.

    Simple and it works :) (and remember you have to change the path to home if you don't have it setup in /home)

    And I think I've posted this solution before - just coulden't find it right now...
     
  9. wuetscher

    wuetscher Guest

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    Password protect for subdomain

    It's possible to do this with Plesk.

    How to:

    Create a new physical hosting: subdomain.domain.tld.
    but dont check the www-box (left beside the domain input box).

    Now you can easy protect your /.

    The subdomain now is a domain :)

    The only disadvantage is that you must create a 2nd ftp account for this domain (you can't use the ftp login off your www.domain.tld)

    That's it.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Christian
     
  10. sector29

    sector29 Guest

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    Thank you wuetscher!!!!

    It just so happens I needed to create a secure subdomain today.

    I did what you suggested. Restarted apache. It worked.

    I really appreciate the info about the additional ftp account. I view it as a an additional security feature.
     
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