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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] unknown in .htaccess files
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2007 06:31:33 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: morgan gangwere [mailto:0.fractalus@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:30 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] unknown in .htaccess files
> 
> ...
> 
> well, thanks for pointing that out (im suprised at the face that it
> didnt come up as one of the top searches for 'Apache 
> .htaccess file usage')

".htaccess" is the name of the file that contains the auth directives -
that *has* to be in the directory you want to protect[1]. 

You should've looked for "AuthUserFile" - that points to the name of the
file that contains the password data - that should *not* be under the
docroot. If you'd typed "AuthUserFile" into Google, you'd have gone
straight to the apache docs (in fact, the abstract of the second hit
even contains the warning!)

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

[1] The OP wants/needs to use the htaccess mechanism for authentication.
This is one way to do it but it is not obligatory. You can put also auth
directives in the main config, conversely, you can put non-auth
directives in htaccess. See docs for details. 

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