Protect with htaccess and htpasswd


#1

Has anyone successfully used .htaccess and .htpasswd to protect access to their projects? I really like HyperDev but I don’t want the world to see my creations just yet, so I’d like to protect with basic authentication. Any guidance on doing so will be much appreciated. I know how to create these files, just not sure where to put them on HyperDev systems. Thanks!


#2

htaccess is an Apache web server config, whereas HyperDev runs Node JS. You might want to look into options like https://www.npmjs.com/package/basic-auth or adding authentication with Express - http://blog.modulus.io/nodejs-and-express-basic-authentication.

You can lock down viewing of the code by setting the project to private under Advanced Options from the top-left menu. But, since we don’t automatically index and publish a list of projects, unless you share the URL it’s unlikely to be seen.