Nov 16, 2015 · The htpasswd command is used to create and update the files used to store usernames and password for basic authentication of Apache users. We will create a hidden file .htpasswd in the /etc/httpd/ configuration directory. Let's begin by creating a .htpasswd file for user1. sudo htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/.htpasswd user1.
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'Basic auth' or HTTP authentication is an authentication method built into browsers. The browser presents a dialog where the user has to provide an ID and password before the page loads. Basic auth uses the Authorisation to authenticate. The provided ID and password are encoded with base64.