HTDIGEST linux command manual

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.

       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.




Apache HTTP Server                2004-01-06                      HTDIGEST(1)