here is the section in question from my httpd.conf file:
AuthName "VIP Area"
require user username
i added this at the end of my httpd.conf file so that i could make that paritcular directory password protected. to set it up i did the fllowing:
htpasswd -c /home/username/.pass username
it then asked me for the password (twice) and accepted it.
now, when i go to the page, i get the popup and it has my site name the AuthName "VIP Area" shows up and everything.....but when i enter the username and password, i cannot gain access to the information, it treats it as if either the user name is wrong, the password is wrong or both and i get the access denied page after like 3 tries.
i even went as far as making the .pass file readable by everyone (group user and other) but that didnt work either.