Secure Folders in WebsitePanel

In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to add secure folders in WebsitePanel. This is an updated version of this article.

1. Log into WebsitePanel

2. Go to Websites:

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3. Select the website that you want to apply secure folders:

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4. Disable Basic and Integrated Authentication:

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5. Go to the extensions tab and change the ASP version to “4.0 Integrated“. You must select the integrated one, otherwise it will not work:

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6. Then go to the Security tab and enable Secured Folders:

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7. Create a user for the secured folder:

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8. After creating the user, add a new folder. Enter the folder title, the path and the user allowed to access the folder:

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9. And that’s it! The secured folder has been created:

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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13 Comments on Secure Folders in WebsitePanel

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is sufficient to enable secured folders to have the control panel disabling Windows/Basic authentication and enabling integrated mode.

  2. This article says to create the user first and then create the folder. What if I need to secure a folder that already exists?

  3. Mike Moore says:

    I followed the steps in both articles, but still cant get results. Authentication window opens, but does not accept/recognize any userid or password.

  4. Mike Moore says:

    I got it to working. I set it up using my MAC instead of my Windows machine. Don’t ask me why, but it all works fine now.

  5. Rodolfo, we are negotiating with Arvixe’s concierge department about upgrading our self-hosted website,, from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, then from 2008 to 2012.

    Our website includes access to HTTP-type customer account folders, which enable quick and secure access for our customers to download mailing list files which we have sold to them, or their own mailing list files which we are NCOA processing for them, and which we use to upload their files at our end.

    From your description, it sounds like we might be able to use Arvixe’s account folders for the above-described purpose, and it might prove less expensive and less complex for the concierge department to set up, rather than trying to re-adapt our old account folder system.

    But if we choose that option, what complications will and our customers face uploading and downloading files to Arvixe’s account folders? How will they get access to their assigned folders? And equally important, how will we get access? At each end, we need some rapid-access data pipeline.

    • Hi!

      Please communicate with our tech and sales department for this specific feature. We provide this and several other features within websitepanel. Our VPS class might suit your needs.

  6. Joe Latouf says:

    How would I access a secure folder using; in other words, I want to save information form an online form in a secure folder, but only want access to this folder to occur through a webpage/webservice, such as http2://

  7. Ok, I created the secured folder to gain access to a password protected page.
    I can close the website tab in my browser, open a new tab in my browser
    click on the link that takes me the the PP page, and I dont have to log in again.
    How do I set it when the user leaves the page, closes the tab or browser
    OR the page times out when no action is taken for a period of time…say 5 minutes,
    that it will log the person out and then they need to log back in.

    The current setting could be extremely dangerous on a public computer
    please advise

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