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Is it posible to protect a website if the site was called by a given domain name?

e.g. -> no password protection -> password protection

Both of the URLs are routed to the same document root.

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I found this page:… –  SamK Oct 10 '11 at 14:07

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If you have multiple virtualhosts, you can add password protection to one and not the other via the following directive:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /www/example1

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /www/example1
<Directory "/www/example1">
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Protected Site"
AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/passwd
Require user joeuser

Here is more information on this:

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