Remove Apache password prompt for WordPress Admin

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DigitalOcean's WordPress admin installation is secured with htaccess. Read to know How to remove Apache password prompt for WordPress admin

DigitalOcean install’s one-click WordPress installation on droplet with wp-admin protection which prompts user ID and Password to access WordPress Admin area. This user ID and password is different from server log in and password. To get WordPress admin ID and password, you have to log in SSH console and get username and password for wp-admin of WordPress.

It is highly recommended to remove this second layer of protection only after complete and successful installation of WordPress on droplet. And also keep a strong password for WordPress installed. Once the WordPress is complete you can remove Apache password prompt for WordPress Admin from Apache config file.

Open SSH console (recommended to use PuTTY software) and log in with your server root user ID and password and then enter following code of line to view and edit Apache2 configuration file internally in console.

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Tip: Copy the above code and right click the mouse to paste in PuTTY.

Now look for following Code in apache2.conf file:

This entire code should be commented by placing “#” at beginning of each line and it should look like below:

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Remove Apache password prompt for WordPress admin

Remove Apache password prompt for WordPress admin

After this all you need to do is to restart you Apache server to reflect this changes on your droplet. Enter following command in SSH console:

Note and Conclusion:

Now there will be no pop-up for wp-admin password, hence this will disable or remove Apache password prompt for WordPress admin access.

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