fishcracker fishcracker - 5 months ago 22
PHP Question

Adding a user on .htpasswd

I am using

.htpasswd
to password protect certain directory on my server. However, I noticed that everytime I do this
sudo htpasswd -c /etc/apache2/.htpasswd newuser
my current contents of
.htpasswd
will be overwritten. Every directory of my site has their own user on .htpasswd.

How can I not overwrite instead add a new user on my
.htpasswd
?

Answer

Exact same thing, just omit the -c option. Apache's docs on it here.

htpasswd /etc/apache2/.htpasswd newuser

Also, htpasswd typically isn't run as root. It's typically owned by either the web server, or the owner of the files being served. If you're using root to edit it instead of logging in as one of those users, that's acceptable (I suppose), but you'll want to be careful to make sure you don't accidentally create a file as root (and thus have root own it and no one else be able to edit it).

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