Validator: Htpasswd

This validator uses htpasswd files, which are very common on Apache web sever environments. It stores one line per entry with the user name and a hash of the password.

Cherokee supports the following hash algorithms:

  • MD5

  • MD5-crypt

  • Apache MD5

  • SHA1

  • crypt.

The htpasswd validator can use a flat-file generated by the Apache htpasswd command.


Parameter Description


Required. The location of the user/pass file.


This validator is compatible with the basic scheme, it’s not suitable for HTTP Digest.