- Plesk for Windows
How to protect the website access with the password?
Setting the password protected directory
Plesk > Domains > Password-Protected Directories
does not work and site still accessible.
According to the
feature is used to protect the directories inside the Document Root (usually
), thus it is not possible to achieve this goal with this feature.
As a workaround Basic Authentication for the domain's site in the IIS Manager could be enabled:
- Go to IIS Manager > WIN-SERVERNAME > Sites > example.com > Authentication .
- Disable Anonymous Authentication .
- Enable Basic Authentication .
After this the access to the website will be possible with any Windows system user or account which has an access to the domain's Document Root directory (
) on the file system including Plesk Subscription's system user which can be managed at
Plesk > Tools & Settings > Web Hosting Access