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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Basic Authentication not working in Gentoo Linux
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2006 11:29:06 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manilal K M [] 
> Sent: Dienstag, 14. März 2006 12:18
> To:
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Basic Authentication not working 
> in Gentoo Linux
> There was no other "AuthConfig", 

AuthConfig is the argument to the directive. You need to check for "AllowOverride"....

>still I check it in all the
> configuration files in /etc/apache2.

going back to your original config... Can you try:

	Require valid-user

instead of:

	Require user libregeek

Also, grep for "Satisfy" in any config files (check the docs for why this can be a problem).

Owen Boyle
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> >
> > > 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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