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Plesk: Setup password protected directories

This article provides you with information on how to setup secure directories via your Plesk control panel.

If you want to limit public access to specific areas of your website, you can secure them with a password using the “Protected Directories” feature.

Anyone accessing such a directory or any directories and files inside it will be presented with a challenge, and will need to provide a username and password to view the protected content.


Setup Secure Directories

Step 1– Login to Plesk.

  • Login with username and password received when you completed your subscription.

Step 2 – Go to Websites & Domains > Password-Protected Directories

Step 3 –  Click Add Protected Directory

Step 4 –  Add details for protected directory

  • Type in the path to the directory you want to protect (relative to the domain’s document root directory) and, optionally, a title that will be displayed to visitors.
  • Click OK.

Step 5–  Click Add User

Step 6–  Add user Access details 

  • Click OK

  • Once completed you will use this login details to access the secure directory created.


Updated on March 1, 2023

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