How to Setup Secure Folders in WebsitePanel

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This article will give you a step by step guide on how to setup secure folders from your WebsitePanel. Sign into your WebsitePanel and follow these steps:

1) Go to Web and click Web Sites

2) Select the web site you would like to secure (for this example, we will be securing a folder within kenticodemo.arvixedemo.com)

3) Click Virtual Dirs to go to the virtual directories page

For these next steps, you must have a directory already created for the folders you want to secure

4) Click Create Directory

5) Enter the name of the directory you already have into the Directory Name box

6) Select the folders you would like to secure

7) Click Create Directory

8 ) Uncheck the box next to Enable Integrated Windows Authentication

9) Click Extensions

10) Enable the extensions that you need in the directory

11) Click Update

12) Click Secured Folders

13) Click Enable Secured Folders and then click OK on the warning page

14) Click Add User

15) Create the user name and password you want to use to secure your files. These may be the same as the user name and password used in the directory.

16) Click Save

17) Click Add Folder

18 ) Enter the name of the directory you already have into the Folder Title box

19) Select the folders you want to secure inside of your directory (if you want to secure everything, select the Root Folder)

20) Select the users you want to be able to access the secured folders

21) Click Save

22) Click Update

This concludes how to setup secure folders from your WebsitePanel. At this point, your site should be password protected and visiting the URL should popup a user/password dialog box. If this doesn’t do that, then please contact support as the server might be missing module called websitepanel.iismodules.

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3 Comments on How to Setup Secure Folders in WebsitePanel

  1. Fabrizio says:

    Thanks a Lot,
    I also need help to put my access database into a secure folder, could you help me?
    I have seen into the menu “create access database” but i don’t find “put an existent access database”

    • You would simply upload your access database. Access databases dont need to be created in a special manner. They are just files. The create a database option simply creates a blank access database file.

  2. Avesta Sabetian Avesta says:

    For those who wish to secure a virtual directory in WebSitePanel, try the steps outlined at the following knowledgebase article:
    https://support.arvixe.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/197/0/adding-secured-folders-to-a-virtual-directory

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