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Protect plesk gui 11.5.30 with "basic auth" login (optional)


I'm the only one with access to plesk gui and want a additional "basic auth" protection for 11.5.30. I have MANY access from foreign IPs to my plesk login! Every day IPs testing direct script access (old security holes?). A "basic auth" login will protect the gui for new security leaks.


11.0.9 use as internal web server lighttpd. There you can make this simple steps to protect gui:

go to: /etc/sw-cp-server/applications.d/plesk.socket.sh

# Limit access to Admin
auth.backend = "htpasswd"
auth.backend.htpasswd.userfile = "/opt/psa/admin/htdocs/.htpasswd"
auth.require = ( "/" =>
"method" => "basic",
"realm" => "Your Title",
"require" => "valid-user"

add "mod_auth" to the first line in plesk.conf and restart the server /etc/init.d/sw-cp-server restart


11.5.30 now use nginx as internal web server.
I would like to have a KB article or in documentation:
http://download1.parallels.com/Plesk/Doc/en-US/online/plesk-administrator-guide/index.htm?fileName=72042.htm a way to add "basic auth" in internal web server(nginx) of plesk.


section: "config files"
this path not exists in 11.5.30 anymore (only in 11.0.9)
"www: /etc/sw-cp-server/applications.d/plesk.conf"

Can anybody help here?

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