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HTDIGEST(1)			   htdigest			   HTDIGEST(1)



NAME
       htdigest - manage user files for digest authentication


SYNOPSIS
       htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username



SUMMARY
       htdigest	 is  used  to  create  and update the flat-files used to store
       usernames, realm and password for digest authentication of HTTP	users.
       Resources  available  from  the Apache HTTP server can be restricted to
       just the users listed in the files created by htdigest.


       This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details  of
       the  directives	necessary  to configure digest authentication in httpd
       see the Apache manual, which is part of the Apache distribution or  can
       be found at http://httpd.apache.org/.



OPTIONS
       -c     Create  the  passwdfile.	If  passwdfile	already	 exists, it is
	      deleted first.

       passwdfile
	      Name of the file to contain the username, realm and password. If
	      -c  is given, this file is created if it does not already exist,
	      or deleted and recreated if it does exist.

       realm  The  realm  name	to  which   the	  user	 name	belongs.   See
	      http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2617#section-3.2.1	   for	  more
	      details.

       username
	      The user name to create or update	 in  passwdfile.  If  username
	      does  not	 exist	is  this  file,	 an entry is added. If it does
	      exist, the password is changed.


SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
       This program is not safe as a setuid executable. Do not make it setuid.




Apache HTTP Server		  2012-07-19			   HTDIGEST(1)