This question is for J3.3+
I'd like to set up my extensions in a password protected directory on one web site.
This will act as repository for customized extensions to be used by several other Joomla! sites.
I'd like to use the 'Install from URL' in the Extension Manager of my other Joomla! web sites to install those packages.
Using a password protected directory breaks this feature and throws an error.
I am considering 2 solutions
1) A 'hack' on the Extension Manager to submit the username/password
2) Restricting access to only specific domains (those could include Joomla! sites on subdomains or external domains)
A combination of both would be ideal as urls are easy to spoof, so the first level of protection would the .htaccess password protected directory, and the second level would be to only allow access from specific URLs.
I am using HostGator on a reseller account.