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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Auth problem with Location
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 13:24:40 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maurer, Hermann [mailto:Hermann.Maurer@gft.com]
> Sent: Montag, 5. Dezember 2005 09:44
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] Auth problem with Location
> 
> 
> Hello folks,
> 
> I'd like to implement the following scenario: We have an area, which
> must be accessible by everyone. There is an subfolder in it, which has
> to be accessible by authorized users only. Below I noted the 
> appropriate
> piece of httpd.conf for that:
> ----------------------------
> <Location /myloc>
> Order Allow,Deny
> Allow from all
> </Location>
> 
> <Location /myloc/confidential>
> Order Allow,Deny
> Allow from all
> AuthName "Confidentail Area, please login"
> AuthType Basic
> AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache/passwd/passwords
> Require valid-users
> </Location>
> ----------------------------
> Unfortunately, it doesn't work. Still everybody can access 
> the subfolder
> /myloc/confidential without any password dialogs. I suppose, that the
> first Location block does have a higher priority, then the second one.

No. Quite the reverse - the more specific Location/Directory block takes precedence.

More likely, you have a "Satisfy any" directive somewhere at a higher level (check the docs
to see why this would be a problem...).

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 

PS - check the spelling of "Confidential"....

> 
> Is it generally possible ? Should I use any LocationMatch rules with
> regexp ? Can anybody give me an example for it ? Thank you !
> 
> Regards,
> Hermann Maurer
> 
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