How to Set Up HTTP Authentication (Basic) With Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04
Restricting portions of a web application or directories on a web server to a small group of trusted users can greatly improve the security of a website or web application. Most web applications provide their own form-based methods for authentication, however, we can also make use of the web server’s built-in HTTP authentication capabilities when form authentication is not implemented, or not sufficient.
For this how-to, we’ll be securing assets on an Nginx web server running on Ubuntu 16.04. For more tips on hardening Nginx, refer to our two-part Nginx hardening series.
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May 15, 2017 at 06:27PM