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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Password Auth not working
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2005 08:29:41 GMT
Plain text please...

1) <Directory> containers need a real file-path as argument - not a
wildcard. So:

if you have:

DocumentRoot c:/Apache/mysite/html, then

<Directory *> should become, eg: <Directory c:/Apache/mysite/html>

and the whole site will be under password protection.

2) AuthUserFile takes a full path to the file (which can be anywhere).

AuthUserFile c:/password should become, eg:  AuthUserFile

NB: For security, the password file should NOT be under the docroot or
clients will be able to browse it...

Owen Boyle
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-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Bates []
Sent: Donnerstag, 10. Februar 2005 22:47
Subject: [users@httpd] Password Auth not working

First off - let me warn you I am a 100% newbie and learning as I go.

My issue is that I have Apache 2.0.52 all setup and working fine on a
Windows XP machine, with the exception of the password protection I
require. It simply does not request a password.
FYI I am using Apache to rewrite my Tivo's web server (Tivo is basically
a linux box), the idea being to protect this while allowing remote

I have created a password file and tried placing it in the apache
directory, the apache/bin dty and the root directory.
The script I have added to the httpd.conf file is as follows:

ServerAdmin your@email.address
DocumentRoot /var/www/

<Directory *>
AuthType Basic
AuthName "tivo"
AuthUserFile c:/password
require valid-user

RewriteEngine on
RewriteLog "c:/website/rewrite.log"
RewriteLogLevel 1
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$1 [P]


Where is the XP machine running Apache, and is
the Tivo.
I haven't changed the documentroot above as I am not serving anything
directly, and as noted, this script serves the page I want, just without
the password.
As far as I can tell this should request a password...

Any ideas for help ? 

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