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From Krist van Besien <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Mixing rewrite with authn_dbd: Rewriting based on path value stored in mysql table
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:56:45 GMT
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Tom Donovan <> wrote:
> It may not be possible to do what you want.  Apache locates the file to
> serve before deciding whether to prompt for authentication.

That is not entirely true. When a request comes in apache does an
"early location walk" verifying <location> blocks before the URI to
Filename phase (where rewriting takes place)

So it should be possible if you use a <location> block.

<Location /isp/stats>

# Put DBM authentication arguments here

RewriteRule   /isp/stats      /%{ENV:AUTHENTICATE_URL}

That is just a guess however, can't try this out myself. Note to the
original poster: If you get this working could you post your solution


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