Login to a htaccess restricted area via URL

To login to a htaccess restricted area (see http://www.ask-sheldon.com/protect-folder-via-htaccess/) via URLĀ ist pretty simple (but often forgotten): http://user:password@www.ask-sheldon.com/protected/area Please keep in mind, that in this case username and password are transmitted as plain text. There is no encryption or something like that! So anyone who plays man-in-the-middle is able to steel your credentials easily by just […]