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From "Jordan Thompson" <Jor...@ThompCo.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] confused with directory permissions
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2002 02:33:29 GMT
> > My log says:
> > [Sun Dec  1 16:20:17 2002] [alert] [client 192.168.1.1]
> > /var/www/html/viasat/.htaccess: AuthName not allowed here
> >
> > What does this mean?
> >
> > Here is my .htaccess file:
> > AuthName "ViaSat Downloads"
> >   AuthType Basic
> >   AuthUserFile /var/www/httpd/viasat.users
> >
> >   require valid-user
> >
> > I dug a little more and found my access.conf.  I added the line:
> > AllowOverride AthConfig
>
> AthConfig or AuthConfig?

absoulutely right - caught a type-o first time *ever*... *really* ;-)

>
> You are probably going to want it to actually read:
>
> AllowOverride Options AuthConfig

Done.  Restarted apache and got the same error on both the browser and the
log file.

>
> (the Options part allows you to set the Indexes option in the .htaccess)
>
> > It still does not prompt me for a username/password when I try to access
the
> > directory with the .htaccess file (it just gives me the internal server
> > error above.)
>
> It won't prompt you until the .htaccess file can be parsed correctly.

I'm working on that! :-)


thanks again for your help Chris,

Jordan
>
> --
> Chris
>
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