Please enter your userids and passwords, one pair per line, separated with a space and/or a colon (:). The first space or colon will end the userid, the rest of the line will be the password. Only the first 8 characters of the password are significant. ex.:
  userone: firstpass
  seconduser passwordtwo
  three: pwd with spaces

When you hit the submit button you're going to get a list of userids and encrypted passwords back (separated by a colon, one pair per line). Copy this into your password file.

For convenience, your password file is refered to by the AuthUserFile line in your your .htaccess file. The complete .htaccess file will look something like this:

  Authtype Basic
  AuthName "secure area"
  Require  valid-user

Note that passwords are "randomly" encrypted. If you simply hit reload, there is only a 1 in 4096 chance that a password will have the same encrypted value.

Here is one example of an encryption of the above input: