Apache HTTP Server Version 2.2
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
-cis given, this file is created if it does not already exist, or deleted and recreated if it does exist.
This program is not safe as a setuid executable. Do not make it setuid.