htdigest(1)                                           htdigest(1)

NAME
       htdigest - Create and update user authentication files

SYNOPSIS
       htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username

DESCRIPTION
       htdigest  is used to create and update the flat-files used
       to store usernames, realm and password for digest  authen-
       tication  of  HTTP  users.   Resources  available from the
       httpd Apache web server can  be  restricted  to  just  the
       users listed in the files created by htdigest.

       This  manual  page  only lists the command line arguments.
       For details  of  the  directives  necessary  to  configure
       digest  authentication  in  httpd  see  the Apache manual,
       which is part of the Apache distribution or can  be  found
       at http://www.apache.org/.

OPTIONS
       -c     Create   the   passwdfile.  If  passwdfile  already
              exists, it is deleted first.

       passwdfile
              Name of the file to contain the username, realm and
              password.  If  -c is given, this file is created if
              it does not already exist, or deleted and recreated
              if it does exist.

       realm  The realm name to which the user name belongs to.

       username
              The user name to create or update in passwdfile. If
              username does not exist is this file, an  entry  is
              added. If it does exist, the password is changed.

SEE ALSO
       httpd(8)

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