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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Basic Authentication not Authenticating
Date Fri, 13 May 2005 06:30:41 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Crawford []
> Sent: Donnerstag, 12. Mai 2005 19:02
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Basic Authentication not Authenticating
> I'm trying to implement Basic authentication for my user 
> directory on my 
> server, but it's bombing on me.  When I go to the protected site, I'm 
> prompted for a username and password as expected; however, 
> the user is not 
> authenticated even if they put in the proper username and password.
> I'm using Apache 2.0.52 on Fedora Core 3.  SELinux is 
> enabled, but the 
> security context for the relevant directories has been set 
> properly using the 
> chcon command.
> The official Apache documentation at 
> offers no 
> advice for my 
> situation, neither do any of my Apache books, so I'm 
> obviously missing 
> something very basic.

You might look in the error log - that's pretty basic...

Owen Boyle

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> Here's the user_dir portion of my httpd.conf file:
> =======================================================
> <IfModule mod_userdir.c>
>     UserDir enable richard jenipurr
>     UserDir public_html
> </IfModule>
> <Directory /home/*/public_html>
>     AllowOverride All
> </Directory>
> =======================================================
> And here's the contents of /home/richard/public_html/.htaccess in the 
> directory:
> =======================================================
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Secret Stories"
> AuthUserFile /home/richard/.passwords
> require valid-user
> =======================================================
> The permissions on both .htaccess and .passwords are set to 
> 644, so Apache 
> should be able to read them.  I've confirmed -- several times -- that 
> the .passwords file exists in the location I've indicated in 
> .htaccess.  And 
> I've used htpasswd to create the username and password several times.
> What is going on and how do I fix it?
> -- 
> Richard S. Crawford
> -- 
> Richard S. Crawford
> Programmer III
> UC Davis Extension Distance Education Group
> 2901 K Street
> Sacramento, CA  95816
> (916)327-7793
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