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Password Protect Directory With .htaccess

To create authentication using htaccess do the following:

  1. Open up console and type htpasswd -c .htpasswd username to create .htpasswd file.
    or alternatively you can search for .htpasswd generator online
  2. Put the newly created .htpasswd file somewhere hidden.
  3. Create .htaccess file with the following content:
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Any title you want"
    AuthUserFile /path/to/.htpasswd
    require valid-user
  4. Put the .htaccess file inside the directory you want to password protect

Create Hotspot Using Ubuntu

Assuming you already know how to setup new wifi connection.

  1. Disable wifi
  2. Create new wifi connection from network connection
  3. Type in your preferred hotspot name on SSID
  4. Open /etc/NetworkManager/system-connection/[wifi file name]
  5. Change mode=infrastructure to mode=ap
  6. Save, enable wifi, and connect to your newly created hotspot SSID above.

Enable Apache2 Mod Rewrite on Ubuntu

To enable Apache2 mod rewrite, write the following command on console:
a2enmod rewrite

Edit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
and search for this code:

<Directory /var/www/html/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride all
Require all granted
</Directory>

Change AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All

And lastly restart Apache:
service apache2 restart