How do I manage secure folders?

If purchased, your hosting package offers the ability to password protect your folders. Choose “Secure Folders” from the Domain Menu. Click the “Install” button to install password protection abilities on your folder.

You now need to set up a user account that will be able to access password protected folders that you set up on this domain. Click the “Users” button and you will be taken to the secure folder users screen.

Choose “Add New”. You now need to choose a username and password that you will enter in future when you get prompted to access your protected folders.

NOTE:- You cannot have a space in the User name. For example, “User1 John” would not work, but “User1-John” or “User1_John” is fine.

Click “Save” to save this user. You can add as many users as you like. When done, go back to the main screen. You can add Groups of users as well as single users. To do this, click the “Groups” button, then click “Add New” to add a new user Group.

Choose a Group Name and click “Save”.

NOTE:- You cannot have a space in the Group name. For example “Sample Group” would not work, but “Sample_Group” is fine.

Now click that group to get taken to the update screen: You will see that there are no users added to the group yet. Click “Add New” to add a user to the group: You can now select a user to add to the group from the list of available users in the dropdown box. Choose one, and click “Save”. Repeat the process for however many users you wish to add to the group.

Once you have added users to a group, removing them is simple. Click the user you want to remove, and click “Delete”. To delete the group and all users associated with it, choose the group and click “Delete”.

Now you have your users and groups set up, select “Folders” from the Secure Folders menu. Click “Add New” to add a new directory that you wish to password protect.

You will be prompted to add the path from the wwwroot folder to the folder that you wish to protect. If you know the path, you can type it manually. Alternatively, using the folder search tool will open a small window and let you select the folder by clicking it.

Click “Save” to save the protection on this folder. Now you need to select the users/groups that you wish to have access to this folder. Click the created folder, and you will be taken to the update secure folder screen.

To add a group, choose “Add New” under the Allowed Groups section. You will see the groups available to add to this folder. In this case, only one is available, so this is selected: Click “Save” to add this group to the folder. Now, all users in this group will have access to the secured folder

To add individual users, click “Add New” under the Allowed Users section. As with groups, you can select available users to add to the folder. Click “Save” to save these settings.

To remove all protection and user rights granted to a particular folder, simply choose that folder to get taken to the above Update Secure Folder screen, and click “Delete”.

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