In Bitnami, we moved the configuration in the
.htaccess files to the main application configuration files (
/opt/bitnami/apps/magento/conf/htaccess.conf) to improve the security.
You can find more information about how to configure it in this guide:
I hope this information is useful for you. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Carlos R. Hernández