The -c directive creates a file .htpass in the directory somepath/outside/of/root/ containing a username user1. The -b directive means you must supply the password password1 at the command line when running the command - not recommended.
The -c directive will create a file .htpass in the directory /somepath/outside/of/root/ containing a username user1. When run, the command will prompt you to enter the password, which will be obscured - recommended.
The -c directive will create the file, but also overwrite an existing file of the same name, so be careful.
To add or edit a user/pass to an existing .htpass file, leave -b and -c out. You’ll be prompted for the new password.
- // method 1
- // create a file and a user
- htpasswd -bc /somepath/outside/of/root/.htpass user1 password1
- // method 2
- // create a file and a user, password entered after prompt
- htpasswd -c /somepath/outside/of/root/.htpass user1
- // method 3
- // create/update a user/password, password entered after prompt
- htpasswd /somepath/outside/of/root/.htpass user1
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