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From "Brian P. Trotter" <>
Subject No password box using .htaccess
Date Mon, 31 Dec 2001 22:58:47 GMT
Running Apache 1.3.19 on OpenBSD 2.9

I have placed a .htaccess file in a private directory on my web
server. It is configured according to several tutorials I found. I
also configured the httpd.conf file and set it to AllowOverride All.
I created the .htpasswd file with the accounts I wanted to have
access. I then restarted the server.

After doing all this, when I try to go to the directory I restricted,
I only get the 403 Forbidden webpage come up. It never gives me a
password prompt to authenticate myself.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I am getting so flustered with this.
I have also tried specifying a group in the .htacces file and creating
a .htgroup.
If I remove the .htaccess file, or change the AllowOverride All to
AllowOverride None, it gives me access. So it is somewhat working.

Here is a copy of .htaccess:

AuthUserFile /usr/local/.htpasswd
AuthName "Secure_Login"
AuthType Basic
require user jsmith jdoe

Thank you for your help...
Brian T.

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