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From Jon Drukman <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2.2: No groups file?
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2006 00:09:59 GMT
I'm trying to use a (rather old) module called mod_auth_mda to do cookie 
authentication.  The new Apache 2.2 authentication stuff is confusing me 

Relevant config file lines:

LoadModule authz_host_module modules/
LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/
LoadModule mda_auth_module modules/
MD5CryptKey SecretPassword

<directory /var/httpd/htdocs>
MDAAuthLoginURL ""
AuthName MDAAuth
AuthType MDA
MDARealmMask 0000
require valid-user

This is exactly what I used for Apache 2.0 (modulo the new auth module 
names) and it worked fine.  In Apache 2.2 any request to the protected 
directory gives a 500 Server Error and this message in the log:

[Wed May 31 17:02:04 2006] [crit] [client] configuration 
error:  couldn't check access.  No groups file?: /pages/updates.php

I tried "AuthBasicAuthoritative Off" - no dice.

I tried commenting out mod_authz_host and mod_auth_basic - they 
shouldn't be needed for this.  Same error though.  Ideas?


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