Password-protect access to WordPress with Apache
To configure Apache to request a username and password when accessing your application, follow these steps:
Log in via SSH to your WordPress instance.
At the console, type the following commands. Remember to replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your desired username and desired password respectively.
$ cd /opt/bitnami $ sudo ./apache/bin/htpasswd -cb apache/conf/wordpress_users USERNAME PASSWORD
Edit the /opt/bitnami/apache/conf/vhosts/wordpress-vhost.conf file and add the following lines. You also need to comment the Require all granted line as shown below:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php <VirtualHost 127.0.0.1:80 _default_:80> ... # Require all granted DirectoryIndex index.html index.php AuthType Basic AuthName "Authentication required to enter the site" AuthUserFile "/opt/bitnami/apache/conf/wordpress_users" Require valid-user ... </Directory>
Restart the Apache server in each WordPress instance:
$ sudo service bitnami restart apache
When accessing the application, you will see the following authentication popup window. Enter the username and password that you have defined in the first step:
To change the password later, run the htpasswd utility without the -c switch:
$ sudo /opt/bitnami/apache/bin/htpasswd /opt/bitnami/apache/conf/wordpress_users USERNAME