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From "Manilal K M" <libreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Basic Authentication not working in Gentoo Linux
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2006 11:17:42 GMT
On 14/03/06, Boyle Owen <Owen.Boyle@swx.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Manilal K M [mailto:libregeek@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Dienstag, 14. März 2006 11:06
> > To: users@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Basic Authentication not working
> > in Gentoo Linux
> >
> >    I  have comment out the directive _AllowOverride AuthConfig_ as you
> > suggested.
>
> If there's another AllowOverride at a higher level, it could still be reading .htaccess
files. Chcek the whole config and, to be sure, put "AllowOverride None" at server level to
switch off all .htaccess file-reading.
There was no other "AuthConfig", still I check it in all the
configuration files in /etc/apache2.
>
> > I have also checked in the
> > /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/BackupPC for any .htaccess files.
> > The folder doesn't have any .htaccess files.
>
> Remember that files beginning with a dot don't show up unless you do "ls -a" - did you
check that?
Yes. I checked with ls -al
>
> > But still the authentication
> > dialog doesn't appear and the browser directly displays the protected
> > page.
>
> You *are* restarting apache after each config change, aren't you?
Of course.

>
> Check also it's not a caching issue - kill and restart the browser before testing again.
I have did it several times. I tried with two different browsers, ie
firefox and konqueror.
>
> BTW, you know you will only get prompted *once* for a password? Ie:
>
> - first access: prompted for password
> - enter PW: read page
> - go to another page...
> - come back: get straight in...
In my case the browser never asked for password. So I don't think this
may be the issue

Yet I am in big disaster.  :(

regards
Manilal
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