Directory Security automatically gets wiped.

IT_Architect

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I put a user name and password on public_html, and add the password to my browser so I can develop without search engines scooping stuff. It works fine for a while. Then I discover over and over that it gets reset and the site wide open. Because it is WordPress, renaming index.php or moving it to a different directory does not work, because then you cannot develop with it because the WordPress environment is not available. Any thoughts appreciated.

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When is it getting removed though? When you move the site away? Or Wordpress is doing it?

Either case, I believe if you use the DA directory protection, it will create htaccess/passwd files outside public_html, 1 level higher.
 

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When is it getting removed though? When you move the site away? Or Wordpress is doing it? Either case, I believe if you use the DA directory protection, it will create htaccess/passwd files outside public_html, 1 level higher.
That's a very good question. I've never had it happen before, and since this seems foreign to you as well, it must not be very common. I was checking to see if I was missing something.

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Jack
 

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Are you already using the DA protected directory function for this? Or are you putting in the things in .htaccess in public_html yourself? And what happens exactly?
 

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Are you already using the DA protected directory function for this? Or are you putting in the things in .htaccess in public_html yourself? And what happens exactly?
I used DA's File Manager to set a prompt, user name, and password.

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