CAN I PASSWORD PROTECT MY DIRECTORIES? Yes you can. You can create usernames and passwords for directories using the 'htpasswd' command. Follow these steps first! 1. Create a file called '.htaccess' in the directory you want to protect (NOTE, its not a directory in your HOME directory, but on the /www file system) AuthUserFILE /www/path/to/directory/.htpasswd AuthGroupFILE /dev/null AuthNAME "my protected files" AuthTYPE Basic require valid-user <limit GET POST PUT> order allow,deny allow from all </limit> 2. run the 'htpasswd' command, for the first time: htpasswd -c .htpasswd myuser1 You will be prompted to enter a password for the new user. After this first user is created, you can then add additional users with: htpasswd .htpasswd myuser2 When you run 'mkhomepg -p', file permissions will be set so that only yourself and the webserver can read, execute and possibly write. This helps if you have a cgi that requires your mysql password to be stored in it. If you wish to password protect a directory on the metaarray, you will need to enter the path AuthUserFile /meta/www/a-z/username/private/.htpasswd where a-z is the beginning letter of your username and then replace username for your username.