If your Drupal website is delivering content to other third party sites through web syndication mechanisms like the RSS feed you need to purify the HTML markup before delivering it to them to prevent an XSS attack on those sites through your feeds. Read on to know how to programmatically purify the contents of your Drupal website's feed .
Most web developers & system administrators have to do SSH logins to WHM based servers to make the necessary changes there. The default port used for ssh logins is port 22. However there might be unusual circumstances where port 22 is not the default port. In such a scenario we need to identify the default ssh-port used by the server. If you are facing a similar situation then read on to know how to find out the current port being used by SSH on a WHM based server.
Apache allows you to protect contents of specific directories in your website or the whole website from unauthorized access using a mechanism called httpd password protection. During development of new sites the partially built sites are protected from unauthorized access using httpd authentication. This could sometimes interfere with testing of integration with third party services that might expect some of your URLs to be accessible without authentication. Here is how you can exclude a given file or directory from httpd authentication
Password-protecting drupal development site with .htaccess file
There might be few scenarios when we need to protect our site from the general public and make it accessible to a selected group of users. One of the most common scenarios in the development workflow of a Drupal site is when you want to avoid your half-complete drupal site showing up in Google search results.For such needs, it is advisable to go for password-protecting the site using HTTP authentication.
If you have cPanel installed on your hosting server, you can use the ‘Password Protect Directories’ option from the ‘Security’ section on the cPanel home page. Click here to read on How to enable HTTP Authentication using cPanel (link to an article for the same on our site)
For those without cPanel, here’s how to get Apache work your way: