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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Problems with mod_auth configuration using apache 2.0.55 ...
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2006 06:57:20 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MATTHEW MCHUGH [mailto:mmchugh@arrow.com] 
> Sent: Dienstag, 11. April 2006 03:59
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] Problems with mod_auth configuration 
> using apache 2.0.55 ...
> 
> Hello,
>  
> I'm having a terrible time configuring something that is 
> pretty basic with apache and I'm not sure what I'm missing.  
>  
> I have a new apache 2.0.55 install (on redhat 3.0) with 
> mod_auth built in (the default).  I am trying to put some 
> basic authentication on some directories off of the the 
> docroot, but no matter what I do, I don't get the 
> authentication challenge when accessing the directory.  
>  
> Here's my httpd.conf virtual host:
>  
>  
> <VirtualHost 10.3.82.190:80>
>     ServerAdmin mmchugh@arrow.com
>     DocumentRoot /u01/webpages/sparky
>     ServerName sparky.arrowinternet.com
>     ErrorLog /u01/logs/sparky.arrrowinternet.com-error.log
>     CustomLog /u01/logs/sparky.arrrowinternet.com-access.log combined


>         <Directory /blah >

This is probably the most important line in the config... but you've munged it for "security"
reasons so there's no way to tell if this is the problem or not.

I think Matt suspects you've put a URI-path here rather than a filesystem path so start there.

If that doesn't fix it, post back an unadulterated config or, if you must, replace the paths
with symbols that make sense, eg:

replace /home/matthew/www/html with /dir1/dir2/dir3/html instead of just /blah, which we can't
tell what it's supposed to mean...

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


>         AuthType Basic
>         AuthName "Sparky Realm"
>         AuthUserFile /u01/app/apache2055/users
>         Options Indexes
>         Require valid-user
>         </Directory>
> </VirtualHost>
> 
> I've already created the user/password file with htpasswd.  I 
> am not using .htaccess files (I don't think this is 
> necessary) since the documentation states I can either edit 
> the httpd.conf file, or put the settings within an .htaccess file.
>  
> I'm not sure what I'm missing here.  I know it must be 
> something very basic, but I'm just missing it.
>  
>  
> Any assistance would be much appreciated.
>  
>  
> Thanks,
>  
>  
> Matt
> 
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