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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] No Prompt for login using Basic Authentication
Date Sun, 11 Apr 2004 03:16:56 GMT

On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, Sean Gonsman wrote:

> I have spent a considerable amount of time looking into this problem.  For
> some reason I do not get the window prompt to enter a user name and
> password when a directory has been secured using basic authentication. It
> goes straight to the "Athentication Required" Page as if I didn't enter a
> valid username and password.

Start by looking in the error log to see what apache thinks is missing.

Also look at the HTTP headers on the response sent by Apache.  It is
possible that it is not sending the correct status code.  This can
particularly happen if you use an ErrorDocument 401 that points to an
absolute URL.


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