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HTML Password Lock Quick Start


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 user/password.

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 button.

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 server

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.



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