Cakephp Password Protection with htaccess and htpasswd - howto?

How can I password protect my website during development with htaccess in Cakephp?

  • which htaccess file do I have to change?
  • what do I have to write in the htaccess
  • where do I put the .htpasswd?

I searched google for that but couldn't find anything useful, I hope you could help me!

Thanks Till that helped me solve the problem!

For CakePHP-Users:
- Modify the .htaccess in /app/webroot/
- add something like that at the beginning of the .htaccess-file:

AuthName "Restricted Area" 
AuthType Basic 
AuthUserFile /complete/path/to/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null 
require valid-user

Now create the .htpasswd-File in /app/webroot/ and drop something like this in:


The "PASSWORD" is a transformed version of your real password, I created it with this tool:

I think there are much more ways to create this, but for me it worked and maybe this helps other cakephp users too.