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From Chris Tankersley <chris.tankers...@heartland-ins.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite and authentication
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:48:55 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 6/4/07, Chris Tankersley <chris.tankersley@heartland-ins.com> wrote:
>> I've got a section of the website that I want only .htaccess
>> authenticated users to be able to access, but I also want to push them
>> to https://domain.name if they accidentally type in http://domain.name.
>> If I throw both rules into my .htaccess I'm prompted to authenticate,
>> then mod_rewrite fires, and then I have to authenticate again.
>>
>> Is there a way I can tell apache to do the mod_rewrite first, then
>> authenticate?
>>
>> Apache 1.3.29 on OpenBSD 4.1
>
> All bets are off when you use those old hacked-up openbsd apache
> versions. You're often better off asking on an openbsd list.
>
> But the first question to ask is: do you really need to use .htaccess?
> If at all possible, you should put your directives in httpd.conf. Then
> the problem is solved simply by putting the auth directives inside the
> SSL <VirtualHost> and the redirect inside the non-ssl <VirtualHost>.
>
> Joshua.
>
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Yeah, I know, but it's what I have to work with.

Moving the directives from .htaccess and splitting them into the right 
VirtualHost directives did the trick. Thanks!

Chris

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