Create and update user authentication files
is used to create and update the
flat-files used to store usernames and password for basic authentication of
HTTP users. Resources available from the Merecat web server can be restricted
to just the users listed in the files created by htpasswd. This program can
only be used when the usernames are stored in a flat-file.
This manual page only lists the command line arguments for
. For details of the directives
necessary to enable user authentication in the web server, see
Merecat httpd README, or the GitHub project home page
- Create, or recreate the .htpwassd file,
FILE, if it already exists.
- Use MD5 encryption for passwords, this is tested at runtime. So this
option is simply for compatibility with other similar tools.
- Name of the file to contain the user name and password, usually .htpasswd.
-c is given, this file is created if
it does not already exist, or deleted and recreated if it does exist.
- The username to create or update in passwdfile,
FILE. If username does not exist is this
file, an entry is added. If it does exist, the password is changed.
for NCSA httpd.
It then (naturally) made its way to Apache and other web servers, like Roxen
⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩ modified it 29aug97 to accept new password
on stdin, if stdin is a pipe or file. This is necessary for use from