How can I password protect a single directory in IIS 8 under Windows Server 2012 Standard?
Example: I want to be able to access mysite.com, but when navigating to mysite.com/secured, I want to be prompted for a password for access.
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Open your IIS manager and select the directory you want to protect.
Under the "IIS" section select "Authentication".
Disable "Anonymous Auth".
Enable the desired Auth method (usually "Basic Auth") and it will be valid for this directory only.
Add a User account.
Give that user Read, Execute, List Permissions on the directory needed, then login via the newly created user.
Note: You can add / remove auth methods @ Role Services window.
As an alternative you can code some auth system using serverside languages like PHP / ASP