For some reason, a site administrator needs to lock a certain part of his site and only allows certain people to access it. Secured Folder makes it possible. Secured Folder can set the access permission to a certain folder by using a password. When a person attempts to access it, he will be asked to enter the password.
We provide the Secured Folder function in control panel. This is a tutorial to guide you how to set it up.
Step 1 – Login (Take US Datacentre as an example)
Please access https://cp.host4asp.net and login with correct credentials. Click on Web Sites icon and go to the Web Site Properties of the targeted site.
Step 2 – Enable
In the Web Site Properties page, please click Secured Folders option and enable it.
Step 3 – Add user
From here, Add Folder and Add User options show up, let’s add a user first, please click Add User and you will be guided to the following page. Enter the user and password, and then save it.
Step 4 – Add folder
Now, it's time to set the targeted folder. Click Add Folder.
And then, you will be asked to set the following parameters:
- Folder Title: enter what you like.
- Folder Path: Click the box and select the folder you’d like to set.
- Allowed Users: Check the box near the targeted user, so that people can access secured folder with the user name and its password.
Step 5 –Try
Done! Let's try to see if it works! Access http://host4-test.com/secured-folder
Great! It works, let's enter the user name and password!
Yes, it's working perfectly, we made it!