The Shield module is a quick and simple solution for locking down websites with an Apache authentication username and password. It requires no changes to the
.htaccess file (
.htaccess modification is required if running on CGI or FastCGI) or configuration to an Apache vhost. Just install the module and configure it from Drupal’s administration section. This module is very useful for locking down development and staging versions of a website.
In this short video, we’ll cover the following: