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From "Jari Mäkeläinen" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Authentication problem with Firefox
Date Tue, 28 Dec 2004 23:26:59 GMT
I am running Apache 2.0.51 on Fedora Core 2. I have setup a virtual host 
having the document root </blah> and within the virtual host container I 
have the directory container for document root directory setup as
<Directory /blah>
AuthName "blaharea"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /path/to/it
AuthGroupFile /path/to/it
Require group groupwithaccess
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from All
Then I have for subdirectory /blah/open the following directory container 
after the /blah container:
<Directory /blah/open>
Satisfy Any
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from All

Now if I have understood correctly that should override the authentication 
need for /blah/open directory?
In IE and Mozilla there's no password prompt presented when accessing a page 
in /blah/open and the page is shown as it should. In Firefox 1.0 however a 
password prompt for AuthRealm "/blaharea" pops up but also the page is 
shown. So I can cancel the box away and the page works. Does anybody have 
any idea why this happens with Firefox and how could I prevent the box from 
popping up? Moving the page to different location is not an option this 

All help much appreciated.

-Jari Mäkeläinen

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