.HTPASSWD File Extension
File TypeApache HTACCESS File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
What is an HTPASSWD file?
File used to create and update the flat-files used to store usernames and password for basic authentication of HTTP users; encrypts passwords using either a version of MD5 modified for Apache HTTP server, or the system's own crypt routine.
File names for HTPASSWD files start with a dot owing to the fact that most Unix-like operating systems consider any file with a name that begins with a dot to be a hidden file.
HTPASSWD files are made up of rows with each row corresponding to a pair of username and hashed password separated with a colon in between.