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I recently discovered that my magmi ui in magento is not secured. I found instructions on securing it but I need to ensure that my scripts can still access it when I secure it. Can anyone help me with this?

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    How did you secure it - by what means? Htaccess / basic auth? – philwinkle Jun 18 '13 at 14:00
  • I secured it using .htaccess – TwoEyedDan Jun 19 '13 at 16:15
  • order allow, deny deny all – TwoEyedDan Jun 19 '13 at 16:15
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Htaccess security only prevents directory-level access to external requests via Apache. In that case, it is still possible to read/write to the directory from other scripts.

A good example of this from Magento is that the var directory has a standalone .htaccess:

$ cat var/.htaccess 
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

The directory can be written to from the application, but cannot be read, indexed or otherwise traversed via the web interface.

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