Yes, that will ensure anyone trying to access the xampp directory would need to know the username and password you set.amanda099 wrote:what should I do to secure XAMPP Directory ?
Should I just provide a user and a password ?
Putting a tick in the box will create a text file in the mentioned location with the username and password you set for the xampp directory, which is in itself a small security risk, but for those who can't remember passwords is the reason for this feature.amanda099 wrote:What are the check box and
(File: C:\xampp\security\xamppdirpasswd.txt) there for ?
A .htaccess file is like a mini httpd.conf file that is directory specific in nature and carries the instructions, in this XAMPP case, to ask for authentication before it will allow access to the xampp directory (folder) - authentication usually requires 2 files, a .htaccess file and a .htpasswd file but in the case of XAMPP DIRECTORY PROTECTION it renames the .htpasswd file to xampp.users file and it can be found in the \xampp\security folder and contains the user name and an encrypted password you set in the security page.amanda099 wrote:And what is the (.htaccess) in XAMPP DIRECTORY PROTECTION (.htaccess) there for ?
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