http basic auth is handy when you want to add a username and password to stop anyone (including web crawlers) from accessing a website you’re working on, like a staging or development website.
To add http basic auth in Pagely, go to to the Pagely Dashboard (atomic.pagely.com), go to Apps and choose the site you want to add http basic auth to.
From there, choose the ARES tab and choose New Access Rule. Set the options you want – including the username and password – hit Save and then choose Deploy Changes.
Anyone accessing the website in future will need to enter the username and password to proceed.
Tip: if you’re on a Mac, you can save the username and password in Safari to save you having to re-enter it in future.