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Old 10-17-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Creating a login for a directory

OK what I am doing is trying to set up a directory that is password protected. I got it up to the point where it now prompts me for a user name and password. But it gives me invalid password. I am 100% sure that is the name and password I created with htpasswd and i even tried creating another one. In the logs it says
[Fri Oct 17 15:53:05 2003] [error] [client] (OS 2)The system cannot find the file specified. : Could not open password file: C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/bin/password.exe
[Fri Oct 17 15:53:05 2003] [error] [client] user Renaxgade not found: /root/

Even though Im sure the password file is there. Should I make it .txt? The httpd.conf file looks like...

<Directory "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/htdocs/root">
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride AuthConfig
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Restricted Files"
AuthUserFile "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\password.exe"
Require user Renaxgade

There definetly is a file in bin callled password.exe that I created with htpassword.
Old 10-17-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
Kurt M. Weber
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Rep: Reputation: 35're doing this on Windows?

Apache on Windows is HEAVILY insecure--in fact, the authors haven't even bothered trying to secure it much beyond the bare minimums because it's really not worth the trouble.
Old 10-18-2003, 12:16 AM   #3
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Rep: Reputation: 78 do realize this is a Linux forum right? I'm not trying to chase you away, in fact someone here might be able to help you, but I am sure you will have more luck either in a windows forum or an apache forum. has a dedicated apache forum. Why not try there?


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