htdigest

HTDIGEST(1)                         htdigest                         HTDIGEST(1)



NAME
       htdigest - manage user files for digest authentication


SYNOPSIS
       htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username



SUMMARY
       htdigest is used to create and update the flat-files used to store
       usernames, realm and password for digest authentication of HTTP users.
       Resources available from the Apache HTTP 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://httpd.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. See
              http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2617#section-3.2.1 for more details.

       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.


SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
       This program is not safe as a setuid executable. Do not make it setuid.




Apache HTTP Server                 2012-07-19                        HTDIGEST(1)