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apache htpasswd
posted on 2016-07-14 13:27

To password-protect a phpmyadmin interface via a .htpasswd authentication through the apache, try this in your vhost. (I prefer doing these things in the vhost instead of from within a .htaccess in the webfolder.)

`vim /etc/apache/sites-enabled/phpmyadmin.conf

...

<Directory /var/www/phpmyadmin/htdocs>
    Options -Indexes +ExecCGI +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews
    AllowOverride all

    AuthType basic
    AuthName "phpmyadmin pw"
    AuthUserFile    /var/www/phpmyadmin/.htpasswd
    Require   valid-user

</Directory>

...

Afterwards create a user (here called 'admin') in the .htpasswd file, which lies in the WEBROOT, not the DOCROOT of your hosting, so it cannot be changed via FTP access. (FTP is available only for htdocs folder in my example.)

htpasswd -c /var/www/phpmyadmin/.htpasswd admin

Then you will be prompted for entering a password twice.

A service apache2 reload to activate the changes afterwards and you are done.

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