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Old 07-22-2003, 05:49 AM   #1
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Angry is htaccess on apache 2.0 not the same as in 1.3


I am using apche 2.0 on redhat 8.0, I configure the httpd.conf to secure some directories
I create .htaccess in that directory

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Password required"
AuthUserFile /var/www/html/presse/.htpasswd
require valid-user

the file /var/www/html/presse/.htpasswd is generated by the htpasswd

I do the same thing on apache 1.3 over redhat 7.1
the response is
but on redhat 8.0 (apache 2):
I get the dialog box for the username and passwd, but when I write the user and passwd it gives the dialog box again, whithout error on passwd
it seems that the control is not done ?

thank you for help
Old 07-22-2003, 05:56 AM   #2
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Are there any suggestions in the Apache error log? Is the .htpasswd file outside of the document tree? I'm sucessfully using exactly the same options for Apache 1.3 and 2.0. Are you setting this in httpd.conf or via .htaccess files? If you've using .htaccess files what "options" are set on the directory?


Old 07-22-2003, 08:39 AM   #3
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Make sure your file permissions are OK. I managed to set up apache 2 in RH 9.0 where the user that apache ran as did not have permission to read the password file I created.
Old 07-23-2003, 05:17 AM   #4
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htpasswd hasn't permission

thanks for JakeS and JHarris.
jakeS is right !!!

the file htpasswd has not the right permission for others. stupid htpasswd !!

thank you again



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