htdigest - Create and update user authentication files
htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username
htdigest is used to create and update the flat-files used
to store usernames, realm and password for digest authentication
of HTTP users. Resources available from the
httpd Apache web server can be restricted to just the
users listed in the files created by htdigest.
This manual page only lists the command line arguments.
For details of the directives necessary to configure
digest authentication in httpd see the Apache manual,
which is part of the Apache distribution or can be found
-c Create the passwdfile. If passwdfile already
exists, it is deleted first.
Name of the file to contain the username, realm and
password. If -c is specified, this file is created
if it does not already exist, or deleted and recreated
if it does exist.
realm The realm name to which the user name belongs.
The user name to create or update in passwdfile. If
username does not exist is this file, an entry is
added. If it does exist, the password is changed.
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