I have a website i'm hosting in Apache (on Windows), and i'd like to protect it so that anyone going in needs to enter a password. This is not meant to be a fortress of security, I know this sucks, but it's better than nothing, and I don't want to go through any of the alternatives that'll make it more secure (they're truly not worth it for this).
What i'd like is for the typical HTTP authentication dialog to pop up asking the visitor for a password. Everyone will have the same password. In fact, if I can have the username be blank, that'd be ideal. If not, everyone will have the same username.
Could you let me know how I can do this? All tutorials I've found were for more advanced use cases, where the actual users/passwords of the machine were used.
Is it possible to just set this to a hardcoded password in a file? Or do I need to create a Windows user?