This is the first time that I have ever tried working with .htpasswd and .htaccess files, so please point out my childish works.
I have my apache document root set to
/www/ on my debian server. Inside it, there's a folder named
Logs/ which I want to restrict access using a htpasswd. I created my htpasswd file using the shell's htpasswd command. And this is the result:
user:<encoded password here> hjp:<encoded password here> hjpotter92:<encoded password here>
I put this file named
Logs/ has following htaccess file in it:
AuthName "Restricted Area" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /www/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile /dev/null require valid-user
This was again created using an online tool(I forgot its name/link, and can't search the browser-history now).
The problem, as it might've already struck you is that I am experiencing no change on my Logs folder access. The folder is still accessible to everyone. I am running apache as root user(if that matters/helps). Please help/guide me. I've tried reading some htaccess guides and have followed some of older SO questions, but still haven't figured out a way to restrict access to Logs folder with a password.