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HTPASSWD(1) General Commands Manual HTPASSWD(1)

create and update user authentication files

htpasswd [
] login

htpasswd -I [

htpasswd is used to create and update user authentication files for HTTP daemons.
The options are as follows:
Switch to batch mode. htpasswd reads exactly one line from standard input and splits it at the first “:”. The first part is the login, the second part is the password which htpasswd then hashes using bcrypt(3).
htpasswd prompts for a password and generates a hash using bcrypt(3). A line suitable for a password file is written to the standard output. If invoked with two arguments (or one argument if the -I flag is used) user authentication file is updated.


This reimplemented version of htpasswd has been available since OpenBSD 5.6.

Florian Obser <florian@openbsd.org> implemented htpasswd from scratch after Apache httpd was removed from OpenBSD base.
July 7, 2017 OpenBSD-current