The HTML Password Lock wizard
will guide you in securing your web pages, directories,
or entire web site in just a few clicks. Now, Let's learn
how to password protect your first HTML file, step-by-step.
Step 1 Select the HTML files to protect.
Click on the"Add file"
button, then select your HTML file(s). In the current version,
the file(s) to be protected MUST be on the local hard disk.
You will be able to upload the protected file(s) to the
web server after the protection.
Step 2 Select the password type, and then define
In this step, you can select the password type: Single
Password or Multi-user/Password.
For Single Password type, type a password for the files,
or you can click on the
button to generate a random password; for Multi-user/Password,
define the user/password list. You can save the users' information
to a text file by clicking on the
button. Later you'll be able to load the users' information
from the saved text file by clicking on the
Step 3 Select the protection type and options.
Select the desired options.
Step 4 Select a template file to customize the color
and layout style of the login page.
You can click "Preview" to view the selected
login template. You can also customize the login page with
your own template file. For details on how to make and use
a template file, please view How
to customize the look of the login page with a template
file? for details.
The selected template file MUST be on the local computer.
Step 5: Click on the "Lock" button to password protect
the selected files.
After clicking on the "Lock" button, the protected
files with be listed on the list box. You can double-click
the file to open it with the web browser and test its protection.
After protection, the file(s) with the original file name
will be protected, and the original unprotected file(s)
will be backed up as *.PreLock at the same directory.
Let's say you have a file named "c:\test\member.htm".
After protection, the file "c:\test\member.htm"
will be protected, and the original unprotected file will
be saved as "c:\test\member.htm.PreLock".
To unlock the file, you can delete the protected file
"c:\test\member.htm", and rename the backup file
"c:\test\member.htm.PreLock" to "c:\test\member.htm".
You can also do this with the software. Please refer to
the FAQ: How to unlock files
with the software?
Backup your original file(s) carefully, such as in a backup
directory. Or you can copy your original HTML files to a
new directory, and lock them in that new directory. This
way, you won't need the unlocking process to get the unprotected
files back for later editing.
Last step: Upload the protected file(s) to your web
Test the protected file on the local hard disk, and then upload
the protected file to your web server.
But please do NOT upload the *.PreLock file(s) to your
web server, as they are just your backup files.