removing those htaccess passwords (was Re: [thelist] admin: late posts)

Andrew Forsberg andrew at
Mon Nov 5 21:18:32 CST 2001

>I've got a question about this. We did just this a couple years 
>back, but now we've got a situation where we do not have some of the 
>passwords any more - case of changing personnel. Is there a way to 
>disable/remove these passwords, without knowing what they are?

If you just want to remove the user/pass, just delete the line from 
the .htpasswd file.

If you want to replace a forgotten password for a user, replace the 
old encrypted password (everything after the ':') with a new 
encrypted password (all case sensitive, btw).

Andrew Forsberg
uberNET -
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