How to setup directory privacy in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to setup directory privacy in cPanel. By setting up directory privacy in cPanel you’re able to password-protect directories that visitors may try and access, these will now require a username and password to access the content.

How to add password protection to a directory in cPanel #

To add password protection to a directory in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.
  2. In the search bar type, directory privacy then click it.
  3. Find the directory you wish to protect.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Click the password protect this directory checkbox.
  6. Enter a name for the protected directory.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Go Back
    Now you have password-protected the directory. We will need to create a user.
  9. Type a username in the username field.
  10. Type a password in the new password feild.
  11. Type the same password in the confirm password field.
  12. Click Save.

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How to remove the password protection to a directory in cPanel #

To remove the password protection to a directory in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.
  2. In the search bar type, Directory privacy then click it.
  3. Find the directory you wish to protect.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Uncheck the password protect this directory checkbox.
  6. Click Save.

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Updated on July 3, 2021