Password Protect Directory

Hi everyone,

I was asked to post my problem here after I chatted with someone in tech support…

I am trying to password protect a directory on our website that uses Joomla. When I use the web panel to generate the protection, it implements it, but gives me a redirect to the home page instead of a password prompt.

The tech person I was chatting with suggested it is a joomla issue in the sense that the directory, isn’t actually in that location?

We are trying to protect some software that is to be downloaded by our installer of a product we offer.

I tried manually generating an .htaccess and passwd file in that directory and still nothing.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Brody Saari