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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Basic Authentication not working in Gentoo Linux
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2006 10:30:47 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manilal K M [] 
> Sent: Dienstag, 14. März 2006 11:06
> To:
> 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.

> 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

> 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?

Check also it's not a caching issue - kill and restart the browser before testing again.

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...

So don't expect a PW prompt *every* time you hit the page...

Owen Boyle
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> Manilal
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