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Password Protect Directory File Manager – cPanel

Learn How to Password Protect Directory from File Manager – 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 – Password Protect Directory from File Manager – cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial – Password Protect Directory from File Manager – cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel.

    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find Files section and click the File Manager link.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

  2. Password Protect

    Locate the file or folder you want to protect.
    Right-click on the item you want to protect and select the Password Protect option.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

  3. Directory Privacy

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

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

  4. Wait for the success message

    Click the Go Back link.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

  5. Create User

    Username
    Type in the Username.
    New Password
    Type a secure password.
    Password must have at least 8 characters, must contain at least three character categories among the following:
    Uppercase characters (A-Z),
    Lowercase characters (a-z),
    Digits (0-9),
    Special characters (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|(){}[]:;”‘<>,.?/)

    The system will evaluate the password that you enter on a scale of 100. A weak password has 0 value, while a very secure password has 100 value. Or you can click Password Generator to let the system create a secure password for you. 
    Confirm Password
    Retype the New password.

    Click the Save button.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

  6. Wait for the success message.

    Click the Go Back link.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

  7. Authorized Users

    Click on Authorized User name to change password or to Delete.
    Click the Back button.

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

  8. Directory Privacy

    Extilum cPanel - File Manager - password protect directory

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