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The Directory Privacy Interface

Posted by Allura on 04 10 2018.

Introduction
This feature allows one to protect or secure definite directories in one’s cPanel account’s files. By enabling this feature, the system will prompt the users to log in when they make an attempt to view a secured or protected folder.

Select A Directory
Steps:

 	Firstly, one needs to click the desired directory’s name to select a directory.
 	Then one can click the parent directory’s folder icon to view and select subdirectories. After this, one can click the desired subdirectory name.


Security Settings
Steps:
To enable this feature, one must perform these steps and click on Save.

 	One needs to select the Password protect this directory

It is to note that one can remove password protection from a directory by deselecting the Password protect this directory checkbox. Then, click on Save.

 	Then one needs to enter a display label for the directory in the Enter a name for the protected directory text box.

It needs to be noted…

Introduction

This feature allows one to protect or secure definite directories in one’s cPanel account’s files. By enabling this feature, the system will prompt the users to log in when they make an attempt to view a secured or protected folder.

Select A Directory

Steps:

  • Firstly, one needs to click the desired directory’s name to select a directory.
  • Then one can click the parent directory’s folder icon to view and select subdirectories. After this, one can click the desired subdirectory name.

Security Settings

Steps:

To enable this feature, one must perform these steps and click on Save.

  • One needs to select the Password protect this directory

It is to note that one can remove password protection from a directory by deselecting the Password protect this directory checkbox. Then, click on Save.

  • Then one needs to enter a display label for the directory in the Enter a name for the protected directory text box.

It needs to be noted that this name only functions as a label for the directory. One should not confuse it with the directory’s actual name.

  • Lastly, one needs to click on Save. Thereafter a confirmation message will appear. One can click on Go Back in order to return to the directory’s configuration.

 

After the completion of this process, one must create a user which can access this directory.

Create User

Steps:

  • One needs to enter the desired username in the Username text box.
  • Then one needs to enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.
  • Finally, one needs to click on Save. Thereafter a confirmation message will appear. One can then click on Go Back to return to the directory’s configuration.

It is to note that in order to change an existing user’s password, one needs to enter the user’s information and the new desired password. After that,  click on Save.

Authorized Users

The directory’s existing authorized users list is maintained by the Authorised Users menu. In order to delete a user, one can select that particular user and click on Delete User. Thereafter a confirmation message will appear. Then one can click on Go Back to return to the directory’s configuration.

Conclusion

The directory privacy interface protects definite directories in one’s cPanel account files and help in viewing those protected folders by following certain technical steps.