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Directory Privacy in cPanel

How to use Directory Privacy in cPanel. When a user attempts to access the protected directory through a browser, the site will prompt them to enter a username and password. The name that you choose for the protected directory will also display.


Video tutorial – Directory Privacy in cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial – Directory Privacy in cPanel

  1. Directory Privacy

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find the Files section and click the Directory Privacy link.

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  2. Edit button

    Click the Edit button next to the directory that you want to protect.

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  3. Security Settings

    Password protect this directory
    – Check this box.
    Enter a name for the protected directory
    – Type a name for the protected directory.
    Click the Save button.

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  4. Create User

    Create a user to grant access to the protected directory.
    Username
    – Type a username
    New Password
    – Type the user’s password or click the Password Generator button to auto-generate the password.
    Confirm Password
    – Retype the user’s password.
    Click the Save button.

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  5. Wait for the success message and click the Go Back button.

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  6. Test the Directory Privacy

    Go to the Password protected directory by typing the address in the browser.

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