Password protecting a folder/resource with Nginx

First add the following to your Nginx configuration file: ```bash location / { auth_basic "Restricted"; auth_basic_user_file /etc/nginx/htpasswd; } ``` Then create the htpasswd file: ```bash # this be passwords thisbetheusername:thisbeencryptedpass:yercomment ``` To generate a htpasswd password without installing Apache you can use the following Perl or Ruby code: **Perl** ```bash perl -le 'print crypt("password", "salt")' ``` **Ruby (run in irb)** ```bash "password".crypt("salt") ``` The crypt() method uses 56-bit DES encryption, which is used in /etc/passwd and htpasswd.