Manual Page: htdigest
htdigest - Create and update user authentication files
htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username
htdigest is used to create and update the flat-files used to
store usernames, realm and password for digest authentica-
tion 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
-c Create the passwdfile. If passwdfile already exists, it
is deleted first.
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.
The realm name to which the user name belongs.
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.