htdigest

htdigest(1)                  General Commands Manual                 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 authentication 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 specified, 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.

       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)



                                  November 2000                      htdigest(1)