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This is supposed to be a place to hold new documentation that should be merged into the OpenGuides HOWTO? somewhere but hasn't yet, for various reasons.

Protecting your wiki configuration

In a .htaccess file in your wiki's directory, or in your Apache configuration:

 <FilesMatch "^wiki.conf">
 order allow,deny
 deny from all

This will prevent any file whose name starts with wiki.conf from being readable by web visitors. Note that if the program you use to edit your config file has a different convention for naming backup copies (you do use an editor that makes backups, right?) - i.e., it doesn't append something to the name like ~ or .bak - then you will have to write a different pattern in the FilesMatch? directive, or the file will be readable to web users. For more on FilesMatch?, see .