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From Patrick Boutilier <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Q:Access control based on ip and/or user
Date Mon, 14 Jun 2004 14:43:05 GMT

Rainer Krienke wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking for a way to password protect some web pages served by apache 2.0 
> on a suse Linux 9.1 system  for certain users except for the case when a user 
> tries to access these pages from a particular host/net. If possible I would 
> like to put the config needed in a .htaccess file.
> So if a user accesses the web pages from an address say 192.1698.1.1 access 
> should be granted without user authentification.  If the user tries to access 
> the web page from any other host he should have to authenticate himself in 
> the usual manner (AuthType Basic, require valid-user). So what I want is 
> something like this:
> if( user_source_ip == ) then 
> 	grant access
> else
> 	authenticate user,  require valid-user
> fi
> I know how to implement user authentification for certain users in .htaccess 
> but how can I grant any user access at the same time when he is coming from a 
> particular host or net?

Add the following three lines to your .htaccess file:

satisfy any
deny from all
allow from

> Any ideas
> Thanks very much
> Rainer

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