Add users to the Apache authentication file

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Follow these steps:

  • Create a group file. This group file associates a group name with a list of persons in that group and has the following syntax.

      GroupName: bitnami user admin user2
  • Add the user(s) to your password file:

      $ htpasswd /path/to/your/password/file user2
  • Modify the Apache configuration as below:

      AuthType Basic
      AuthName "By Invitation Only"
      # Optional line:
      AuthBasicProvider file
      AuthUserFile /path/to/your/password/file
      AuthGroupFile /path/to/your/groups/file
      Require group GroupName
  • Restart the Apache server.

Last modification April 8, 2020