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Old 06-01-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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apache module mod_auth_mysql question

Hi there all,

I can't get 2 things working with my apache.

1. .htaccess
2. mod_auth_mysql

problems with .htaccess

I did everything possible I found on the net. Finally, this is what I want to do. Simple, protect the following directory


so, I put a .htaccess file in the /secret directory as -

ErrorDocument 401 rejection.html
AuthUserFile /home/"my-name"/.htpass
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName "Book-O-Rama"
AuthType Basic
Require valid-user

then I created the .htpasswd file using htpasswd2 -bc command as


then I added the following lines in my /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file

<Directory /srv/www/htdocs/phps/secret>
AllowOverride all

NOTHING WORKS!!!!!!!!!!! Still I can see /srv/www/htdocs/phps/secret/index.html file .. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

Any idea what did I do wrong? Or What Didn't I do?

2. Mod_auth_mysql problem

I wanted to use MySQL authentication using php .. so, Mod_Auth_MySQL was the way (it looks secured too). I found one document online where it tells u how to make the DSO for your apache2. Now, it needs apxs command that i don't have. Luckily, I have the .so file I should have to do this. This file is in /usr/lib/apache2/ folder and its name is

this is what the Documentation says about this .so file...


To build as a DSO:

- If you are using Apache 1.x:
apxs -c -D APACHE1 -lmysqlclient -lm -lz mod_auth_mysql.c

- If you are using Apache 2.x:
apxs -c -D APACHE2 -lmysqlclient -lm -lz mod_auth_mysql.c

If the mysql.h header file cannot be found, add the -I option to specify the
directory where mysql.h can be found.
If the mysqlclient library cannot be found, add the -L option to specify the
directory where can be found.
For example:
apxs -c -D APACHE2 -L/usr/lib/mysql -I/usr/include/mysql -lmysqlclient -lm -lz mod_auth_mysql.c

If you get warnings about "pointer/integer type mismatch" or "makes pointer
from integer without a cast", they can be safely ignored.
(Someday I want to get rid of these warnings though, since they annoy
some folks.)

After building the module, you need to install it to your modules directory.
- If you are using Apache 1.x:
apxs -i

- If you are using Apache 2.x:
apxs -i

Next, add the following directive to httpd.conf:
LoadModule mysql_auth_module modules/

If using Apache 1.x, you may also need to add:
AddModule mod_auth_mysql.c

Finally, restart Apache and see if it starts up without any errors.


Notice what it says @ Next, add the following ....

LoadModule mysql_auth_module modules/

If I add this line ..... apache2 daemon doesn't start. It just doens't find any file named module/ file ... not surprized at all!! THERE IS NO /MODULES folder inside my /srv/www/htdocs folder...

DID ANYONE HAVE This before ?????????????

ANY IDEA how to fix these two problems???????

Thanks in advance....


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