Apache HTTP Server Version 1.3

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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.


Apache HTTP Server Version 1.3

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