Password protect a single directory

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vmaxx
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2013-03-30 8:59 pm EST

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How can I password protect a single folder (different than the open access of the rest)? I have front page extensions installed.

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BradM
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2013-04-01 9:52 am EST
Hi vmaxx,

We have an article here on how to password protect a single folder. You won't be able to do this using FrontPage alone (to my knowledge), but the article will guide you in logging into cPanel and password protecting a directory.

If you need any help after reading that article, just let us know.

Thanks!
- Brad

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Tried that. Got an error: Warning!:
Due to Frontpage Extensions currently being installed and enabled, password protected directories will not work. If you wish to use this feature instead of Frontpage, please disable the Frontpage extensions.

You can use Frontpage directly to create password protected directories just like you normally can here. Alternatively, you can disable frontpage extensions and still use Frontpage to publish the site design via Webdav or FTP.
vmaxx
11 Points
2013-04-01 9:39 pm EST
Disregard. Figured it out.
vmaxx
11 Points
2013-04-01 9:46 pm EST

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Arn
Staff
15,960 Points
2013-04-01 9:56 pm EST
Hello Vmaxx,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues password protecting the folder. Unfortunately, due to the way Frontpage requires access to the folders for its HTTP version of publishing (the default one that you're probably using), you cannot password protect the folder AND be able to publish using that method. You would need to setup Frontpage to use FTP to publish. Here's an article straight from Microsoft on the steps to take to publish with FTP:

Using Frontpage to publish through FTP

I hope this helps to clarify the issue. You can disable the extensions in your Cpanel under the Advanced section.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Regards,

Arnel C.
Community Support

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Hello Vmaxx,

I was publishing this answer previous to your other reply. Did you find another way password protect and still publish using the HTTP method? If so, can you please publish your findings? It would help others searching for this answer.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Regards,

Arnel C.
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Arn
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2013-04-01 9:58 pm EST
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