Combining .htaccess htpasswd and https


Active member
Is this bad practice? I've been using htaccess to protect directories on my site then Google pushed to add https to my wordpress. Frequently I get a 401 error on the wordpress admin url. It goes away if I remove the htpasswd.

Liam W

Well-known member
401 means authentication required - it's displayed when the client sends no or incorrect authentication details, or doesn't support basic authentication.

There's no issue with HTTP basic auth and https.