Basic Auth for WordPress

I assume you have shell access to your wordpress installtion here.

Go to your wordpress directory and enter: (use your own name)

htpasswd -c .htpasswd klaus

Enter your password twice and then run:


Copy the printed directory into your clipboard and replace “your directory here” from the following lines with your path.

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Password Protected Area"
AuthUserFile <your directory here!>/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

Now open .htaccess with your preferred editor like vim and copy/paste the above lines before it says # BEGIN WordPress

You’re done.

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