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
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
htdigest [ -c ]
passwdfile realm username
- Create the passwdfile. If passwdfile already exists, it is deleted first.
- Name of the file to contain the username, realm and password. If
-cis given, this file is created if it does not already exist, or deleted and recreated if it does exist.
- The realm name to which the user name belongs. See http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2617#section-3.2.1 for more details.
- 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.
This program is not safe as a setuid executable. Do not make it setuid.