If you add password protection to your podcast RSS feed, but when you input the username and password you still don’t gain access to the feed then the most likely issue is that your server has FastCGI installed. FastCGI removes the PHP_AUTH_USER and PHP_AUTH_PW variables from the $_SERVER superglobal.

In order to work around this you will need to the following code to your site’s .htaccess file above all the WordPress rules that are already in there:

https://gist.github.com/hlashbrooke/f720b228f85ed07f4b42

If you are unsure how to edit your site’s .htaccess file then please contact your hosting provider.

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