Using the Protect Directories
option, you can limit the amount of access users have to your site. You can specify a username and password for the directory you are protecting. Each protected directory can have multiple users (each with different passwords if you prefer) who have access to it. Additionally, the Protect Directories option can be used to remove a user's access from a protected directory.
In order to use the Protect Directories option, the Microsoft FrontPage Extensions
option must be disabled. If it is enabled, then you must use your version of Microsoft FrontPage to protect the directories. If the Microsoft FrontPage Extensions option is enabled, you will not have access to the Protect Directories option and will see the following message if you try to access it.
If you want to grant only select users access to a particular directory on your site, you can set up protection on that
directory by using one user name and one password. Then, if someone requests access to files in that directory, you can give that user the corresponding user name
Alternately, you can set up unique user names and passwords for each user who request access to the protected
directory. Though more time consuming, this method would be more secure.
How To Protect Directories:
1. From the Control Panel, select the Protect Directories Option. The Directory Protection Manager
displays.a list of directories
2. Choose the directory you would like to protect from the Directory list.by clicking on the text link the modification
screen depicted below will appear or if you wish to burrow down into the directory click on the icon
3. Tick the check box next to the lock icon then enter the resource name in the appropriate form field , then click
on save the following message will appear:
The access permissions on
/home/username/public_html/protected-directory have been updated .
Go Back ]
Click on go Back to get back to the original modification screen, use the add new user and change password options to
add a new user and give that user a password after the user has been added
If you are modifying the password for an existing user name (one who already has access to the protected
directory), enter that user's ID and password in the appropriate fields.
5. Select the appropriate buttons to initiate the desired changes.
6. Once user access has been established for the protected directory, you have the option of removing a
specific user's access from this screen if you so choose.
Removing a User's Access to a Protected Directory
Once a directory has been protected for a particular user name/ password combination, that combination can
be removed at any time from the list of usernames that have access to the directory.
How To Remove a User's Access to a Protected Directory:
1. From the Control Panel, select the Protect Directories option. The Directory Protection Manager displays.
2. Choose the directory you would like to protect from the Directory field list.
3. Make sure the correct directory is displayed. Select the Load button. The screen changes displaying
additional available fields. The list of user ID's which currently have access to the protected directory are displayed in the User List section of the screen.
4. Highlight the user that you wish to Remove then click the Delete User Button.
5. The screen reappears and the User ID you just removed is no longer on the User List section of the screen.
Removing All Protection from a Directory
To remove all protection from a specific directory, use the same procedure as outlined above (in the section
entitled "Removing a User's Access to a Protected Directory") for every user name in the user list. Once all
user names have been removed, and the check box next to the lock is unchecked the protection on the directory is removed as well.