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From <jg6...@cox.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Protecting a Directory
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2008 20:10:33 GMT
I have a .htaccess and .htpasswd in a direcotry folder and i keep getting 
this message no matter how i configure the htaccess file and htpasswd files.

Server Error!
The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your 
request. Either the server is overloaded or there was an error in a CGI 
script.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Justin Pasher" <justinp@newmediagateway.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Protecting a Directory


> jg6789@cox.net wrote:
>> There still seems to be alot of discrepancy on this issue. Whether or not 
>> to use a .htaccess or directive command to protect a directory so I'm 
>> looking for some answers on what works the best usually.
>>  Protecting a folder called xxxx
>>  Alias /xxx "D:/"
>> <Directory "D:/">
>>     Options FollowSymLinks
>>     AllowOverride None
>>     Order deny,allow
>>     Deny from all
>> </Directory>
>>  use .htaccess or how can I use the above directive to only allow a 
>> specific user in?
>
> The directives can be put in either place (apache config or .htaccess 
> file). However, <Directory> cannot be used inside an .htaccess file, so 
> you'll have to put the .htaccess file in the directory you wish to 
> protect.
>
> I assume you want the user to be prompted for a username/password when 
> they visit the directory? Basic HTTP authentication will accomplish that 
> for you.
>
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/auth.html
>
> -- 
> Justin Pasher
>
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