Setting your IBM HTTP Server administrator password

You can set your IBM HTTP Server administrator password.

About this task

Note: If the administrator password does not exist, you need to run htpassword with the -c option to create the password first.


  1. Switch to the HTTPServer_installdir/bin directory on your machine.
  2. Type the following command:
    • LinuxAIX ./htpasswd -b ../conf/admin.passwd user password
    • Windows htpasswd -b conf\admin.passwd user password
    where user and password are the user ID and password that you want to have administrative authority for IBM HTTP Server.


You have now successfully set your IBM HTTP Server administration password.