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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Need help with mod_auth_ldap and mod_rewrite
Date Mon, 14 Jun 2004 10:03:31 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rajiv Ranjan []
> Sent: Montag, 14. Juni 2004 11:40
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Need help with mod_auth_ldap and mod_rewrite
> Hi,
> I have a site on a different server to which 
> I am proxing using mod_rewrite (rewrite rules).
> For the authentication, I am using mod_auth_ldap.
> But I have found a peculiar problem with my configuration. 
> If the user gives right credentials for logging in very first time,
> he is allowed into the site and there are no issues at all.
> But for the first time if I give wrong username and password, 
> I am prompted to re-enter my credentials. This time even if I give 
> right username and password, I am not allowed into the site.
> So, I close the browser and reopen it. On giving the proxy url, 
> I am prompted for my credentials and on giving the right one am 
> taken to the site but the HTTP authentication box just keeps 
> pooping up on clicking any link on my site.

This sort of indeterminate behaviour often happens if you nest
authentication realms. That is, if you set up authentication at one
directory level, you must not have another authentication step in a
subdirectory. Do you?

If not, post back the error_log entries from failing accesses...

Owen Boyle
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> I have build apache 2.0.49 on redhat 9.
> Any pointers on why is this happening and how can I avoid it?
> Cheers,
> Rajiv.
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