How to bypass .htpasswd for certain IPs Apache
How to bypass .htpasswd for certain IPs with Apache
If you would like to setup Apache authentication on your website to block out unwanted users, example a development site with public access and allow your ipaddress to bypass the authentication.
Setting up your .htaccess or vhost configuration file.
Add the following, with your variables
AuthUserFile /path/to/your/.htpasswd AuthName "Please Log In" AuthType Basic require valid-user Order allow,deny Allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx satisfy any
You will want to replace the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with your ipaddress.
This can be put in your vhost file or .htaccess file.
Wordpress wp-admin directory
Another example would be for wordpress wp-admin folder
<Directory "/var/www/wordpressdomain/wp-admin/"> AuthUserFile /path/to/your/.htpasswd AuthName "Please Log In" AuthType Basic require valid-user Order allow,deny Allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Satisfy any </Directory>
This will protect your admin files from everyone but your ipaddress.