password-protected cgi-bin directory?
when trying to package agdbnet I stumbled upon the installation instruction
Put the agcurate.pl script in a password-protected cgi-bin directory. ...
The software uses apache authentication to check that the user has rights
to curate the database.
I wonder what might be the apropriate implementation in Debian because
I do not know that there is anything like a "password-protected cgi-bin
directory". Has anybody solved a similar problem or is there some
advise to do this reasonably?