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Old 05-13-2004, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question Apache: making a dir with username and pwd

Hi everyone,

could you please help me? I'm having a webserver running red hat 9 and apache. Now I want to create a userdirectory (dir allready exists in wwwroot) and I want to make it private. So people have to use a username and password when they want to access that directory.

Can someone explain how I can do that?

thank you very much,

Old 05-13-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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Easy... Running apache 2 ??
backup you config file
(cp /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.bak)

Open it:
vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

look for the above lines and read them :-)

Everything you need IS there. If you need more help, repost ASAP!!

Good luck and keep me posted!

# UserDir: The name of the directory that is appended onto a user's home
# directory if a ~user request is received.
# The path to the end user account 'public_html' directory must be
# accessible to the webserver userid. This usually means that ~userid
# must have permissions of 711, ~userid/public_html must have permissions
# of 755, and documents contained therein must be world-readable.
# Otherwise, the client will only receive a "403 Forbidden" message.
# See also:
<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
# UserDir is disabled by default since it can confirm the presence
# of a username on the system (depending on home directory
# permissions).
UserDir disable

# To enable requests to /~user/ to serve the user's public_html
# directory, remove the "UserDir disable" line above, and uncomment
# the following line instead:
#UserDir public_html


# Control access to UserDir directories. The following is an example
# for a site where these directories are restricted to read-only.
#<Directory /home/*/public_html>
# AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
# Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec
# Order allow,deny
# Allow from all
# </Limit>
# <LimitExcept GET POST OPTIONS>
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# </LimitExcept>


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