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From Steve Suhre <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] AllowOverride and authentication
Date Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:27:11 GMT

Thanks Joshua,

I have to use .htaccess files as they're generated from an install script 
and different for each folder. I noticed that your <Directory> was the same 
in both virtualhost sections, shouldn't it reference the specific folder 
for each domain?

At 09:16 AM 8/11/2004, you wrote:
>On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 08:56:00 -0600, Steve Suhre <> wrote:
> >
> > Howdy!
> >
> > I've got an area of one virtual domain that's password protected via
> > ..htaccess files. I'd like to allow access to the same area from another
> > virtual domain on the same server, without authentication. The conf file
> > sets AllowOverride at ALL for the whole server within a <Directory>
> > directive, then I added a second <Directory> directive, after the first,
> > for the folder where the second virtual domain lives with AllowOverride at
> > NONE, and I have a symbolic link to the folder from within the second
> > domain's file structure. But I'm just getting the login prompt no matter
> > where I try to access the folders. Is there another way to do this?
> >
> > Apache 1.3.2
>I hope that's not really your Apache version.
>The best and clearest way to accomplish what you want is to get rid of
>the .htaccess files and place the auth-related directives directly in
>httpd.conf inside the <VirtualHost> section that needs the auth.  But
>if you really want to use .htaccess, then you should scope your
>AllowOverride inside the <VirtualHost> section so it only affects that
>host, as in
>  <Directory /usr/local/httpd/htdocs>
>  AllowOverride All
>  </Directory>
>  <Directory /usr/local/httpd/htdocs/>
>  AllowOverride None
>  </Directory>
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