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Plesk Web Hosting - Configure Folder Permissions

  

Prerequisites

Active Web Hosting services, see Add Hosted Services.

 

Summary

This article will demonstrate how to.

 

If you have directories in a site that only authorized users should see, restrict access to these directories with password protection.

A. In a web browser navigate to https://plw01.web.myhostedservice.com:8443/login_up.php3

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To protect a directory in your site with a password and to specify authorized users:

  1. If you are subscribed to several hosting packages and have access to several webspaces associated with your account, in the Subscription menu at the top of the screen, select the required webspace.
  2. Go to the Websites & Domains tab and click the site's domain name.DomainWebSelect.png
  3. Click Password-protected Directories.SelectionScreen.PNG
  4. Click Add Protected Directory.Directory_Name.PNG

In the Directory name box, specify the path to the directory that you want to protect with a password.

 

  • This can be any directory existing in the site, for example: /private. If the directory that you would like to protect has not yet been created, specify the path and the directory name – the Panel will create it for you.

 

  1. In the Title of the protected area box, type a resource description or a welcoming message that your users will see when they visit the protected area.
  2. Click OK. The directory you specified will now be protected.
  3. To add authorized users, click Add New User.
  4. Specify the username and password that will be used for accessing the protected area.
    • The password should be from 5 to 14 symbols in length. Click OK.

To add an authorized user of a protected directory:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 3 shown above
  2. Click on the name of the directory you need.
  3. Click the Add New User icon.
  4. Specify the username and password that will be used for accessing the protected area. The password should be from 5 to 14 symbols in length.
  5. Click OK.

To change password for an authorized user of a protected directory:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 3 shown above
  2. Click on the name of the directory you need. A list of authorized users will open.
  3. Click on the user’s name.
  4. Specify the new password and re-type it for confirmation.
  5. Click OK.

To revoke a permission to access the protected directory from a user:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 3 shown above
  2. Click on the name of the directory you need. A list of authorized users will open.
  3. Select a checkbox corresponding to the user’s name.
  4. Click Remove. Confirm the operation and click OK.

To remove password protection and make the resource available to the public:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 3 shown above
  2. Select a checkbox corresponding to the name of the directory, from which you want to remove protection.
  3. Click Remove Protection. The protection will be removed, and the contents of the directory will be accessible to the public without restrictions.

 

 

What Is Next?

Create an FTP account

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