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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess stops working
Date Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:11:56 GMT
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 11:28:47 +0800, Uwe Dippel <> wrote:
> After the latest updates from my distro, the basic authentication has
> stopped working in Apache. I didn't touch it; even (re-)generated from
> scratch in that directory
> It doesn't show the/any password-prompt, simply permitting access to
> anybody.
> I'm running TAO-Linux; just took over the adminship 5 days ago.
> Here I post for hints about debugging; and possible oversights on my side.
> The recreated file (simplified, just for testing) reads
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Authenticate"
> AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache/passwd/passwords
> Require user ME
> <Limit GET POST PUT>
> require valid-user
> </Limit>

Check the AllowOverride setting in httpd.conf.

But note that your use of <Limit GET POST PUT> shows that you have not
read the documentation.  Please read the docs on the <Limit> directive
to find out why it shouldn't be used.


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