How to exclude a subfolder from password protection with htaccess file

A very useful and simple to use method of protecting access to a directory or an entire account or website is by using the .htpasswd method which is covered in another article.  Sometimes though, you may want to protect a whole directory but exclude one or more sub-directories and this is also simple to do !

In the sub-directory that you want to exclude from the .htpasswd protection simple create a .htaccess file if one does not already exist and add the following line

Satisfy any

This by-passes the protection for that directory

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