Here is the situation: I have rented web space on a server somewhere "out there". It is a Linux-based system. I want to have a small website to share family photos. I want to secure the website using .htaccess. I DON'T have access to the base file structure on the server. I have to use a "web shell" to upload the html pages to the server. All I see is www.woodwardlink.com
and I can add subfolders to that base. I can get .htaccess to open the user/pass dialog when I hit the area I want to secure, but I cannot get the user/pass combo to unlock the secured area. I have a feeling that I don't have the path to .htpasswd right in the .htaccess file and this is what is causing it to break down. Below are the scripts for both .htaccess and .htpasswd:
.htaccess (resides at http://www.woodwardlink.com/secure
AuthName "Access to Woodward Link"
.htpasswd resides exactly in the path mentioned about, that is, on the webserver that I have rented space, within the www.woodwardlink.com
folder, inside of a folder called pass.
What am I missing? I used a website called kxs.net to generate the encoded user
ass script, so I am assuming that they are correct. Everytime I enter a user/pass combo, the enter user/pass dialog pops right back up...
Any expertise is as always, greatly appreciated.