How to Use Password Protect Directories in Plesk

July 15, 2022 / Plesk

This article describes how to use Plesk to protect specific directories with a password. Visitors wanting access to password-protected directories must enter a username and password to view the directory’s contents.

Adding password protection to a directory. When you add password protection to a directory, site visitors are prompted for a username and password when they try to access it. They can only view the directory contents after typing a valid username and password.

Note- When you password-protect a directory, any directories beneath it are also password-protected.

Follow these steps to apply password security to a directory:

  1. Plesk should be logged in.
  2. Click “Websites & Domains” in the left sidebar. 

  3. Select Password-Protected Directories from the drop-down menu. 

  4. Click Add “Protected Directory “under Tools. 

  5. Type the name of the directory you want to protect in the Directory Name text box under Settings. 

    Note-The directory name should not contain the words httpdocs. Simply type the directory’s name.
    Optionally, type a name for the protected directory in the Title of the protected area text box.

  6. Select OK.
  7. Click the name of the directory you specified in step 5 under Protected directories.
  8. Click Add a User under Tools, then type a name for the user in the Username text box under Protected directory user. 

  9. Type the user’s password in the New Password and Confirm Password text fields.

  10. Click the OK button. The directory now has password security enabled.

We sincerely hope that you must now have got a clear idea regarding How to use Plesk to password-protect folders. However, if you are still facing any difficulty in the procedure mentioned above, feel free to reach out to the eukhost team for proactive support 24×7

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