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restrict access to everything except specified page(s) using .htaccess

Thread began 5/08/2013 2:48 pm by CraigR | Last modified 5/08/2013 5:50 pm by CraigR | 551 views | 3 replies

CraigRBeta Tester

restrict access to everything except specified page(s) using .htaccess

I tend to upload 'work in progress' to subdomains of my site and use an htaccess file in the folder root to restrict access.

My client has a 'holding page' and wants me to transfer the site files to his server so he can work on the cms content, and then all i need to do is remove the htaccess restriction at go live.

my htaccess file to restrict all access is pretty simple,

# password-protect the directory in which this htaccess rule resides
AuthType basic
AuthName "This directory is protected"
AuthUserFile /path/to/password/file/
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
Require valid-user

How can i restrict access to everything except, say, index.html, so visitors can still access the landing page only ?

I googled a few 'solutions' to this, but none have worked.

As I can restrict access generally, I know the server is set up ok and the password file is in the right place,

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