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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 September 4, 2018