What is AuthMan?

AuthMan is authentication/password protection and membership management system written in PHP. It uses .htpasswd and .htaccess files to protect web directory. Installation is easy and programming knowledge does not required.

Latest News
  • AuthMan v1.2.0 Released, May 28 2015 new
  • AuthMan v1.1.1 Released, June 16 2012
  • AuthMan v1.1.0 Released, August 11 2011
  • AuthMan v1.0.11 Released, July 08 2010
  • AuthMan v1.0.9 Released, March 17 2010
  • AuthMan v1.0.8 Released, October 03 2009
  • AuthMan v1.0.6 Released, August 11 2009
  • AuthMan v1.0.2 Released, December 25 2008
  • AuthMan v1.0.0 Released, February 15 2008

Special Thanks

We want to thank all people who use, help and support our products.


  • Easy to install and use
  • Optionally, script can send an email notification to the administrator when a new user registers
  • Allows users to modify their account details, remove their account, request a new password
  • Admin Approval
  • Multi-language support. Translated to 2 languages now (English and Russian)
  • Ajax validators for usernames and emails
  • View/list/search users tool (supports wildcard searching and individual field searching)
  • Script update validator. You can check new available version from admin's area
  • Account removal tool (individually or in bulk)
  • Newsletter tool (individually or in bulk). Includes email templates and data import tags for more personalised messages
  • Templatable System Emails
  • Plain Text and HTML with inline HTML editor for emails
  • Password generation tool
  • Auto security files generation
  • Direct access to view/edit .htaccess .htpasswd files
  • Support predefined data for .htaccess .htpasswd files
  • Backup
  • Security rebuild tools
  • Easy customisation of fonts, colours and styles etc
  • Free Support

If you wish to add any new features to AuthMan, please feel free to contact us.


  • Unix / Windows / MacOS
  • Apache web server
  • PHP 4/5


  1. Go to protected directory:
    cd protected
  2. Extract it:
    tar -xzf authman-1.2.0.tar.gz (for tar + gzip)
    zip -x authman-1.2.0.zip (for zip)
  3. Login as "admin" with default password "admin" to change settings:


Edit authman/config/config.ini with your favourite text editor.
(Since 1.1.0 the config file distrubuted as config.ini.dist, you need to rename it to config.ini before run the application)

If you don't want to change .ht* files manualy by web-interface, turn this option off.
; Allow you to edit ".ht*" files by web-interface manualy
; Default: on
manual_edit = off
Change the language setting to russian if you want to use russian language for your interface. Current version supports just two languages: english and russian.
; Language for web-interface. Value is a filename
; from /authman/languages directory without extension.
; Default: "english"
language = "russian"
If you want to allow new user registration with signup form, you need to turn allowsignup setting on.
; Allow new user registration
; Default: off
allowsignup = on
Change autoapprove setting to on if you want to auto-approve new registrations.
(since version 1.1.0)
; Auto approve new user registration
; NOTE: turn allowsignup on if you want to use autoapprove option
; Default: off
autoapprove = on


Question: I have some information in .htaccess and/or .htpasswd files in protected directory already. How can I use it in your script?
Answer: You can copy & past neccessary code to Prefered Files in Setting section of Admin area. After rebuilt in Rebuild section this code will be automaticaly placed to security files in protection directory.

Question: I forgot my admin's login and/or password. How to reset it?
Answer: To reset admin's login & password you have to delete authman/var/.htadmin file and you will be able to use admin's login and password defined in authman/config/config.ini file.

Question: I want to protect other one directory, How to do it?
Answer: This script allow to protect only one directory. If you want to protect another, you need to install and configure the script to new protected directory.