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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Reverse proxy with authentication
Date Tue, 16 Sep 2003 17:40:53 GMT

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Jeff Simmons wrote:

> I have an apache installation which is only doing a reverse proxy for an
> internal mail server.  I'm using the commands ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse,
> and it works quite well.  I'd like to add basic authentication to this
> (username, password), but the proxying appears to happen before the auth
> commands, which seem to be directory based, kick in.
> Is there a way around this to allow a reverse proxy with authentication, or
> do I need to go to mod_rewrite to get this to work?

<Directory> addresses physical directories on the local computer.  Hence
it will have no effect on proxies.

You can use <Location> or <Proxy> (<Directory proxy:> in 1.3) instead.
See the docs on these directives.


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