htpasswd protection prompts for index.php download

Edho P Arief edhoprima at
Thu Mar 18 03:09:44 MSK 2010

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 7:01 AM, ppnx <nginx-forum at> wrote:
> I could not find the information on the web or in the wiki, so I try this list. I am the user of a free hosting service using nginx. So I cannot acces or edit conf files myself, but I can ask the admin and he will do it for me.
> Basically, I want to protect whole folders. I think that I have managed to do that by asking the admin to add these lines to the nginx.conf file:
> # Password Protect important Directories
> location ~ /srv/www/users/me/(folder1|folder2)/.* {
> auth_basic "Restricted";
> auth_basic_user_file /srv/www/users/me/folder1/.htpasswd;
> }

location ~ /srv/www/users/me/(folder1|folder2)/.*\.php$ {
  auth_basic "Restricted";
  auth_basic_user_file /srv/www/users/me/folder1/.htpasswd;
  fastcgi_pass .....;

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