Generating htpasswd entry with OpenSSL

Published: 2017-07-07 12:28:54 +0000
Categories: BASH,




Generally when generating a htpasswd entry for Basic Authentication you'd use apache-utils to do it. On a server running only NGinx, this probably won't be available, so you instead need to do it with openssl

Similar to


printf "USER:$(openssl passwd -crypt PASSWORD)\n" >> .htpasswd

Usage Example

printf "joeblogs:$(openssl passwd -crypt A9n,6-l8)\n" >> .htpasswd



HTPasswd, Nginx, Basic Authentication, Apache, passwd,

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