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From Jacob <>
Subject [users@httpd] .htaccess pages refuse to work, AllowOverride or not
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2006 20:38:19 GMT
I've been trying to wrestle answers out of Google for two days now, but 
I finally decided that I have done enough looking to be a worthy poster 
of your newsgroup. ;)

Basically, I want an authentication system where one of those nifty 
username and password dialog boxes appear and ask for a password. I know 
it isn't the most secure thing in the world, but it is at least something.

I have written down the 3 changes I've made to the configuration since a 
fresh install.

1. Added these lines to the bottom of the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf 
configuration file. /var/www/ is the root directory of my website.
<Directory "/var/www/">
         AllowOverride AuthConfig
         Options None
2. Wrote this .htaccess file in /var/www/:
AuthType Digest
AuthName "Private"
AuthDigestFile /var/www/.htpasswd
Require valid-user
3. Ran the command sudo htdigest -c /var/www/.htpasswd <DOMAIN> jacob
NOTE: I replaced <DOMAIN> with the address of my website minus the http 
4. Created an empty index2.html file in /var/www/, and opened it in a 

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