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1.10  htdigest - manage user files for digest authentication

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.

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1.10.1  Synopsis

htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username

1.10.2  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.
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.

1.10.3  Security Considerations

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

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