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Password Protected Dirs - Security Issue

Discussion in 'Security' started by purplepaws, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. purplepaws

    purplepaws Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2002
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    I have just had this from a client...

    "In CPanel: If you use WebProtect to password protect a directory, then use Index Manager to change the index restrictions on that directory, the directory will lose it's password protection. You have to go back into WebProtect and reset it after using Index Manager. There is no warning of this. Inadvertently I used Index Manager on a password protected directory and didn't realize anyone could have been getting into that directory since until just now a couple weeks after."

    Any ideas?
  2. Website Rob

    Website Rob Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2002
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    Alberta, Canada
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    Well, I'm sure lots of us have ideas, but if not initiated by DarkOrb it won't make much difference.

    Haven't had many Clients use those features and I would hazard a guess that Cpanel is setup to overwrite a previous .htaccess file, rather than append to it. Glad you mentioned it though, as it is something I can pass on.

    For now, best bet is to setup one option, copy the code from the .htaccess file then setup the second option. File Mgr. will allow one to then copy & paste the old code into the new .htaccess file giving both options.

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