Security is a fist priority, and if you maintain data security, you have a great responsibility. If you are an administrator and want to provide access to a specific website to the user you need, who has only login information, this article will help you configure basic Apache authentication using a virtual host.

Create a virtual host for out test domain

# nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/unihost.club.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>
   DocumentRoot /var/www/html
   ServerName unihost.club
   DirectoryIndex index.php
</VirtualHost>

Create a test webpage

# nano /var/www/html/index.php

<html>
<body>
<div style="width: 100%; font-size: 40px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;">
Unihost.club Test Page
</div>
</body>
</html>

Create an authentication config

# nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/auth.conf

<Directory /var/www/html/>
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Basic Authentication"
AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd
require valid-user
</Directory>

Create a password for user

# htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd unihost

Verify configuration, open your website

Enter the password

You’ve now set up basic authentication for your site

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