Information technology tools and resources at the UW
Authorizing a Short list of UW NetIDs
To provide access to a short list of UW NetIDs:
At the prompt, enter the following command to change directories to your Web directory:
If you want to protect a subdirectory rather than your whole website, change directories to the subdirectory you want to protect. For example:
At the prompt, enter the following command to create a .htaccess file in the current working directory:
pico -w .htaccess
The -w option turns off word wrap, which helps if you have a long list of UW NetIDs you want to authorize.
Add the following text to this file:
require user joshg sallyt jcat
Replace the three example UW NetIDs with your own list of UW NetIDs. Make sure they are all on the same line, each separated by a space, just as you see above.
Save and close the file using Pico. (Click for instructions on how to use pico).
You’re done! Confirm that password protection is working by opening your website with a Web browser.