This code is useful for multi-environment setups (staging, production, etc.) It allows you to keep your
.htaccess files in sync while maintaining an
.htpasswd on your development environment or anything but the live environment.
# allows a single uri through the .htaccess password protection SetEnvIf Request_URI "/testing_uri$" test_uri # allows everything if its on a certain host SetEnvIf HOST "^testing.yoursite.com" testing_url SetEnvIf HOST "^yoursite.com" live_url Order Deny,Allow AuthName "Restricted Area" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /path/to/your/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile / Require valid-user # Allow valid-user Deny from all Allow from env=test_uri Allow from env=testing_url Allow from env=live_url Satisfy any