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How to Password Protect Folders in Plesk

How to Password Protect Folders in Plesk

How to Password Protect Folders in Plesk

Introduction

In this segment. we will review how to protect folders and domains on a Windows server using Plesk. Plesk’s protection features will add an extra layer of security to your sites and content, and it is easier to set up than just using the Windows IIS service manager.

What is Plesk?

Plesk is a hosting platform used for server administration. It will allow you to manage your websites, DNS zones, plugins, databases, email accounts, reseller accounts, etc. via a web-based interface.

Setting Up Password Protection

  1. Open Plesk
  2. Navigate to Domains > Domain name that you want to edit > Password-Protected Directories.
  3. Click “Add Protected Directory”.
  4. Type a path to the directory that you want to restrict, and a title that will be visible to the visitors.
  5. Click “OK”

How to Password Protect Folders in Plesk

Adding A User to the Password Protected Directory

Next, we have to allow a user or users access to the password protected directory. To accomplish this, use the following directions.

  1. Navigate to your Domains > Domain name that you want to edit > Password-Protected Directories.
  2. Click on the directory that you want to add user to.
  3. Set the username and password.
  4. Click “OK”.

That’s it! Securing access to your domains and folders can be as easy as one, two, three.

Conclusion

How to Password Protect Folders in Plesk

Now that we have set up our domain and folder security, we can work on our website without external users having access to it until we are completed. Would you like to add additional security measures? tell us down in the comments

 

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jon snow

Jon is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, and currently a content creator for ERRORHAT who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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