admin.php htpasswd


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I am trying to htpasswd protect the admin.php file, but I think the url structure of the admin panel prevents this.

<FilesMatch "admin.php">
Require valid-user
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile ../.htpasswd/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

When this is placed in .htaccess, admin.php* gives me 500 internal server errors. Any way around this?