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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for htdigest (redhat section 1)

htdigest(1)			     General Commands Manual			      htdigest(1)

NAME
       htdigest - Create and update user authentication files

SYNOPSIS
       htdigest [ -c ] passwdfile realm username

DESCRIPTION
       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  httpd
       Apache web server can be restricted to just the users listed in the files created by htdi-
       gest.

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

       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.

SEE ALSO
       httpd(8)

					   January 2001 			      htdigest(1)


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