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Old 10-27-2007, 12:04 AM   #1
Icantprintinlinux
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apache private dir


hey in my apache server I want to make a /var/www/private folder
and I want it to prompt a username and password using the authentication that is built into apache. I just don't know how to do that lol :P
 
Old 10-27-2007, 01:51 AM   #2
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check out .htaccess files so what you do is "cd /var/www/private" and then (pico|vi|nano or some other editor) .htaccess and make it look like this
Code:
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /full path to/.htpasswd
AuthName SomeName
require valid-user
satisfy any
then do
htpasswd -bc /full path to/.htpasswd <username> <password>
 
Old 10-27-2007, 02:05 AM   #3
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Sweet thanks, but how do i use the .htaccess file, I know it is in every directory but i went "vi .htaccess" and it thinks it's a new file, is that correct?
 
Old 10-27-2007, 02:12 AM   #4
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It is a new file that you are creating with code that I supplied (or similar). It is not in every directory if you put it in /var/www/private it is in that directory and every directory below it.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 10:21 AM   #5
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Not hard. I don't know it off of the top of my head but the info is easily found on google: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...ss&btnG=Search

Also you will want to use ssl to create a secure connection because the password and user name is sent in clear text. I used this tutorial and found it worked out really well for me: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=4466
 
  


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