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    Some questions

    I have just installed phpbb plus forum for the first time and found .htaccess file in some folders. What is the file for? How can it be used?
    My another question is where does my admin password saved to and when a user register, where do their passwords saved to?
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    The .htaccess file controls the access to parts of the website, you can specify who can see what basically. I havn`t really got much experience with web servers so i cant tell you how it works unfortuantly, but theirs plenty of information out their on how to use the file properly. Just have look through google.

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    Isn't htacces a file with the encrypted password in it?
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    I checked the sql database and found that the passwords are saved in the form of md5 hash value.

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    Originally posted here by nielsje
    Isn't htacces a file with the encrypted password in it?
    .htaccess is not an encrypted password file. It just specifies which users or group of users are allowed to access the webpages that resides in the same directory and its subdirectories.

    So a user needs to know the username and password before viewing the page. A popup window appears asking the user name and password.

    The passwords can be kept in a file anywhere in the directory chain of the web server and its location is specified.

    To override the htacess specifications, set AllowOverride option in httpd.conf

    for more information, read apache documentation

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