Well, I have a website I want to allow un authenticated access to. Then I have several directories of html and php files that I want to password protect. What is the best way to do this? I can do it with .htaccess but I don't think anyone likes to use that anymore? Is there an easyish way to setup a small db to store usernames, password and group and then set the directories to allow groups in? I would need to be able to have people belong to multiple groups as some people will have access to more than one authenticated directory.