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Old 04-02-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
skillcoyne
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htaccess help


I've been playing with setting up a password protected part of our website. I made it work on a test version within the website. However, I just set it up in the directory I really need it and now after I input my name and password I get 500 Internal Server Error. I'm not sure how I caused this. If anyone else has worked with the htpasswd stuff I could use your help

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Old 04-02-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
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Make sure you have
Code:
AllowOverride AuthConfig
for that directory in httpd.conf - if it doens't work try posting your htaccess file.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 03:34 PM   #3
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i tried

adding that line in the httpd.conf file but I still get the internal error message. Does it make a difference how deep a subdirectory it is?

htacces file:

AuthName /misc/secure/my.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName "Member Files"
AuthType Basic


<Limit GET>
require valid-user
</Limit>
 
Old 04-02-2003, 03:42 PM   #4
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I think you just made a typo on the first line. You also don't need a group file if you aren't using one.
Code:
AuthUserFile /misc/secure/my.htpasswd
AuthName "Member Files"
AuthType Basic

<Limit GET>
require valid-user
</Limit>
I forgot to say that you will also need to restart apache after moding the config.
/etc/init.d/httpd restart

It doesn't matter about the depth down he directory structure - apache will inherit permissions from the parent directory.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 03:46 PM   #5
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I should have known it'd be so simple! Thanks David!!
 
  


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