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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject RE: Need help with password
Date Tue, 02 Apr 2002 16:47:34 GMT

On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, Horner, Jonathan J. (JH8)  wrote:

> Browsers store username/password pairs in such a way as they can be
> referenced via a "Realm" or server name.  The AuthName in this case will
> specify realm.  If you have Realms nested in one page (images from one
> realm, html from another), you will have to log into both realms.  Next time
> you go through both logins, make sure the realm names are the same for each
> login.  The AuthName directive for both of those directories need to be the
> same if you want one login to handle both.
>
> If you have the same realm name for both and the AuthName specified in the
> login dialog are the same, look at the <Limit...> directive.  Those really
> aren't very good, and could cause trouble in some instances.  I'd leave them
> off, if I were you.
>

Everything you've said is true, but the problem in this particular case
is almost surely the one addressed here:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html#prompted-twice

Joshua.


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