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Old 11-26-2006, 01:07 AM   #1
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Apache2 htaccess problem

I'm trying to setup a website that you need a password to access and want to use .htaccess to restrict access. But It's pretty much ignoring the script. I'm using a default lamp configuration, with default scripts.

My (/var/www/).htaccess script is:

AuthType Basic
AuthName "My Server"
AuthUserFile /var/.htpasswd
require user john

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Old 11-26-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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Are you getting anything in the Apache access/error logs when you access those pages?
Old 11-26-2006, 04:01 PM   #3
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Try the following:

chmod 777 .htaccess (If you haven't already)

In httpd.conf, made sure AllowOverride is All for /var/www (I think that's what I did)
Old 11-26-2006, 11:18 PM   #4
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I added two virtual host entry's into the apache2.conf and that immediately took care of my problem.


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