Originally posted by spank
Do I have to edit httpd.conf in order to get htaccess to work ?
It depends on what's in the httpd.conf file. htaccess configuration can be deactivated, limited, or the filename changed, all from httpd.conf. But on many default installs it will be set up to work out of the box.
Can smdy give me an example of a .htaccess file that I can put in a subdirectory and get it restricted from other users. Make it accesible only with password. THX
Note that the file /home/smdy/passwd must be created with the htpasswd command. Also you should make sure that it's in a place that is not served by the Web server.