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From "Kevin M. Shortt" <sho...@cgicafe.com>
Subject Re: Authentication
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2002 15:41:31 GMT

> Renato wrote:
> > I followed the instructions about the .htaccess and htpasswd files and I
> > changed the access.conf file, but the server doesn´t require the
> > authentication.
> 
> There are a few things you need to do to get authorisation running - did
> you allow the .htaccess file to override the apache config? You do this
> with: (in httpd.conf)
> 
> <Directory /dir/you/want/to/authorise>
>   AllowOverride all
> </Directory>
> 
> but read the docs for this directive to understand what it does.



also an added reminder (to Owen's remarks), 
any changes the conf files require a restart for apache 
to make them in effect.

-k


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