Htpasswd is used to create and update the flat-files used to store usernames and password for basic authentication
of HTTP users. If htpasswd cannot access a file, such as not being able to write to the output file or not being able to read the file in order to update it, it returns an error status
and makes no changes.
Resources available from the Apache
HTTP server can be restricted
to just the users listed in the files created by htpasswd. This program can only manage usernames and passwords stored in a flat-file
. It can encrypt and display password information for use in other types of data stores, though.
Files managed by htpasswd may contain both types of passwords; some user records may have MD5-encrypted passwords while others in the same file may have passwords encrypted with crypt().
Use the htpasswd generator to create passwords for htpasswd files. Just enter username
and an entry for a htpasswd file is generated. This htpasswd generator creates passwords that are hashed using the crypt() algorithm, which means that you can use it for sites hosted on any platform, including Windows and Linux.
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