Protecting a Resource
To password protect a directory in your site and to specify authorized users:
- Go to Domains > domain name > Password Protected Directories (in the Files group).
- Click Add New Directory.
- Specify the path to the directory that you wish to password protect in the Directory name box.
This can be any directory existing in the site, for example:
/private. If the directory that you would like to protect has not yet been created, specify the path and the directory name – Parallels Plesk Panel will create it for you.
- Specify in what location (also called document root) your password protected directory resides or will reside. For example:
- To protect the
httpdocs/private directory, type '/private' in the Directory name box and select the Non-SSL check box.
- To protect the
httpsdocs/private directory, type '/private' in the Directory name box and select the SSL check box.
- To protect your CGI scripts stored in the
cgi-bin directory, leave '/' in the Directory name box and select the cgi-bin check box. Make sure there are no white spaces after the slash symbol; otherwise, a protected directory will be created with the name consisting of white spaces.
- In the Header Text box, type a resource description or a welcoming message that your users will see when they visit the protected area.
- Click OK. The directory you specified will be protected.
- To add authorized users, click Add New User.
- Specify the login name and password that will be used for accessing the protected area. The password should be from 5 to 14 symbols in length. Click OK.
- To add more authorized users for this protected resource, repeat the steps 7 and 8.