I recently created a folder within my root folder. I want it to be password protected. I know my user name and password, but when I log in I get a 403 Forbidden Error. I was told I need an index.html file to prevent this. We do not want an index file within the folder. We only want the ability to upload and download documents (Word, Excel, ZIPs,). Password Protection is in place so specific users cannot access the folder or the documents.

I tried to create an Options+Indexes, but it will not work. It removed the protection at the path of the folder. What should I do?