Password Protect Directories
Password protecting a directory restricts access to parts of your website by requiring visitors to enter a username and a password. (This password process is also referred to as a type of “authentication” process.)
Any subdirectories inside the selected directory will also be password protected.
The Directory Selection pop-up window
When you click the Password Protect Directories
icon from the WSO home screen, a pop-up window allows you to specify which directory you want to view. Your options are:
- Web root (
public_html/WWW) — Choose this option if you wish to protect directories contained within the publicly available folders on your website.
- Document root for: [select domain] — Choose this option if you wish to protect directories belonging to a domain other than your main domain, such as a subdomain or addon domain.
The Folder table
In the table displayed, you will see a list of directories in your website.
- If a folder icon appears next to a directory, it is not password-protected.
- If a lock icon appears next to a directory, it is password-protected.
Password protect a directory
To password protect a directory:
- Navigate to a subdirectory by clicking the name of the directory containing it.
- Under Actions, click the key icon corresponding to the desired directory.
- Enkompass will display the Security Settings screen.
- Click the Password protect this directory checkbox.
- Type a name for the directory into the Published Directory Name box.
- This is the name visitors will see. It can appear as anything, no matter what the directory is called.
- Click Save.
Next, Enkompass will display the Authorized Users
box. You will need to create accounts for authorized users in order for the directory to be accessible.
- Enter a username and password below the Create User heading.
- The password must contain at least 8 characters, including letters, at least 1 number and at least 1 symbol.
- You may only use symbols on the number row of your keyboard. Question marks (
?), commas (
,), periods (
.), semicolons (
;), and colons (
:) are not permitted.
- Click Add/Modify Authorized User.
The new user’s name will be added to the listbox under the Authorized Users
heading, where it can be removed later.
Remove an authorized user
To delete a user's access to a password-protected directory, navigate to the Authorized Users
feature for that particular directory. To do this, click the key icon, then scroll down.
Select the user, then click the Delete User
button to delete the account.
Remove password protection
To remove password protection from a directory, navigate to the Security Settings
feature for that particular directory. To do this, click the key icon. Then, uncheck Password protect this directory