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hybernate20
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:21 am    Post subject: Password protecting directories in Apache Reply with quote

I am running apache 2.0.55 on my home server, so I have access to everything that I want. I was reading on the Apache website that you actually want to use the httpd.conf file and the <Directory> stuff. I am very new to doing this. I Also tried a .htaccess file and that didn't work either. I don't understand if I'm missing somethign somewhere. I used htpasswd to make my password file and put it in /var/www/localhost/passwd, and I added my username. I went into httpd.conf and added a

<Directory /var/www/localhost/htdocs/testing>
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Restricted"
AuthUserFile /var/www/localhost/passwd/passwords
Require user nate
</Directory>

to it and restarted apache and it doesnt do anything different when I go to that page.

I don't exactly know where in my httpd.conf file to add that whole statement, so that could be the problem. Also, I know that there is some AllowOverride that I have to set to something. I guess, basically, I need to know what I'm missing. Sorry if I'm being vague...I'm trying to follow HOWTOs and stuff like crazy, and I'm confused now.

Thanks

-Nate
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a HOWTO at the apache website:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/howto/auth.html

Oh, and you might want to consider placing the file with the
passwd information outside of any directories managed by
apache (the web document trees). That way, it can't be got
at through HTTP accesses.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just found this post: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-464251.html
seems to be the same
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Networking & Security to Duplicate Threads.
Moved in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-306691.html
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