It’s is useful to protect a directory with a password and to allow a directory index. In order to this you need to create a .htaccess file in the directory you created, with these lines:
AuthType Basic AuthName "Restricted Files" AuthBasicProvider file AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache2/bin/.htpassword Require valid-user Options +Indexes IndexOptions FancyIndexing
You will need to create the .htpassword like this:
/usr/local/apache2/bin/htpasswd -bc .htpassword username password
Replace the username and password with the ones that you want to use. You can create more then one user like that, just leave out the ‘c’ in the command flags then because that means ‘create a new file’.