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Could someone help me with apache .htaccess file to deny access to all files and sub directories except for index.html on the documentroot for an apache server?

I tried:

<Location />
    Order deny,allow
    <Files index.html>
        Order allow,deny

but that didn't work.

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Try this:

Order allow,deny
Deny from all
<FilesMatch index\.html>
        Allow from all
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Fantastic! Thanks for your help, works like a charm – Yottatron Jul 13 '12 at 23:54

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