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Old 10-18-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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Authenticating the Directory Access in Apache?

I have been following the steps mentioned at
Now I want to add authentication through .htaccess.
What steps I need to follow.
Old 10-18-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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As far as i remember its like that:

- add "AllowOverride AuthConfig" to your server configuration
- create a password file with "htpasswd -c /usr/local/apache/passwd/passwords myuser"
- put something like this in your .htaccess file:

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Restricted Files"
AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache/passwd/passwords
Require user myuser
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