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From Chris Africa <>
Subject [users@httpd] protecting directory with cosign
Date Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:02:27 GMT

I'm running Apache 2 with Cosign 2.1.0rc1 on MOSX Server 10.5.2. I'm  
trying to require Cosign login on a subfolder of my document root, but  
Apache appears not to recognize my groups file.

Here's the directive in my :443 virtual host.
	<Directory "/pathtofolder/docroot/myfoldername">
		CosignProtected On
		AuthType Cosign
		AllowOverride AuthConfig
		AuthGroupFile /pathtofolder/notdocroot/okay_groups
		Require group specialpeople

okay_groups is a single line:
	specialpeople: user1 user2 user3 user4

And here's the error:
	[crit] configuration error:  couldn't check access.  No groups  
file?: /myfoldername/index.php

I'm successfully using the above setup on a server running Apache  
1.3 / MOSX Server 10.4.11 with mod_auth. The Apache 2 core/base  
includes AuthType, AllowOverride, AuthGroupFile and Require, so I've  
been presuming that I don't need to load any additional modules.  
However, after reading about some trouble experienced by another  
admin, I did try -- with no success -- loading mod_authz_user and  
mod_auth_basic, which were not loaded by default.

Can someone point me in the right direction? Apple's "Web Technologies  
Administration" document was no help, and Googling for the error  
didn't return anything directly relevant.

Thank you for your time!

Chris Africa
Web Project Manager
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Fridays: 734-730-6221
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