Restrict access to a branch to allowed hosts or authenticated users.
Branches considered unsafe (such as users' home directories) can be made more secure by disabling certain server functions in those directories.
Marc has written a quick overview of setting up user authentication, which you may find helpful.
You will also want to know how to manage users for user authentication.
A document in your server's
conf directory, specified
by the Server Configuration directive AccessConfig,
controls access to any directory in your tree.
httpd requires that you set up the Global ACF.
Per-directory ACFs are optional. They can be restricted or completely forbidden by the Global ACF.
This is a list of the directives and sectioning directives used when writing an ACF. Each directive specifies where it can be used, and gives examples of usage.
The same effect could be achieved by taking everything within each Directory section, and placing the directives in a ACF in each particular directory.
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