Juan Tamayo

Software Architect


San Diego, California

Setting up a Password Protected Staging Site

This is a required for all of our DesignStudio staging sites

With .htaccess it is very easy to password protect a site. The method is called htaccesss password protection or htacesss authentication.

Add this to the .htaccess in the root directory

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Password Protected Area"
AuthUserFile /path/to/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

You only need to change “/path/to/.htpasswd” with the full path to your .htpasswd, usually /home/system user in runcloud for this site/webapps/sitename

Use this as an example



Create a new file called .htpasswd which will be inside the root of the site same place as .htaccess and use this to generate the code that will go inside


for username use client name and password staging.

and that should be it!