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Old 08-03-2003, 01:25 AM   #1
emetib
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apache .htaccess


has anyone played with the .htaccess files before?

this is what i have tried so far.

.htaccess=
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Invite Only"
AuthUserFile /home/emetib/passwd
Require valid-user

this is one dir up from my pub_html, as to the documentation of apache 2.0

i have done the htpasswd -c /home/emetib/passwd username passwd, and i get the pretty little prompt asking me to put my username and passwd in, but i can not get access.

i have put it into the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file under the virtual host section and even under the "# Each directory to which Apache has access...." section, with no results except 'Authentification Failed'.

i have changed the AllowOverride to AllowAuth, like documentation says, still nothing except "piss off".

i'm really starting to pull my hair out, and i don't have much of it to begin with. please help.

apache 2.0, red hat 9.0(i believe, not my server ), sorry if the mods think that this should be in networking. i thought that since it was more of a software problem it should go here.

thanks and cheers.

p.s. and yes i have restarted the httpd everytime that i have changed the configs. both, the httpd.conf and the .htaccess file.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
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ok, i figured it out.

when your making your htpasswd file, make sure that you chmod 755 it, then apache can access it. one thing that i would do also is to hide your files. then if someone does have the ability to get into your home, they won't be able to see them.

cheers.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:47 AM   #3
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Give this man a bleedin medal or something - this has been driving me up the wall since the release of RH9 - Well done!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:18 AM   #4
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Give this man a bleedin medal or something - this has been driving me up the wall since the release of RH9 - Well done!
This is asked all the time, a quick search would have either found your answer or links to great documentation covering htaccess files..
 
Old 09-22-2003, 07:50 AM   #5
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Excellent .... thankyou!!!

This has been driving me crazy all day!

Now my authentication is working!! Yay!
 
  


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