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WordPress Multisite Administration by Tyler Longren

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Securing wp-admin

Some people like to set another password for accessing their /wp-admin/ (Dashboard) page. And this is really easy to do if you're using Apache for your webserver. This will essentially have the effect of double authentication . You'll need to enter one username and password before you can even get to the page where you can enter your WordPress username and password. This is achieved by placing a file named .htpasswd (similar to .htaccess) inside your /wp-admin/ folder. There are a lot of tools out there to generate the content of the .htaccess file for you. The one I use most frequently is developed by Andreas Gehrke and is simply called HTPASSWD GENERATOR. You can see a glimpse of it in the following screenshot:

HTPASSWD GENERATOR ...

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