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From Hans Schippers <>
Subject [users@httpd] authentication realm
Date Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:45:17 GMT
Hi all,

Given a "require valid-user" directive, in what scenario would this ask for
a username and password in a *different* authentication realm than the one
specified with AuthName?

I currently have the following DAV conf section:

<Location /svn/lore>
 DAV svn
 SVNParentPath /home/wins/inf/lore/svn
 SVNListParentPath on
 AuthType Basic
 AuthName "LORE Subversion repository"
 AuthUserFile /home/wins/inf/lore/svn/.dav_svn.passwd
 Require valid-user
 AuthzSVNAccessFile /home/wins/inf/lore/svn/.dav_svn.authz

This works in all but one case, i.e. in all but one case I am asked for a
username/password in the Realm "LORE Subversion repository"

The one case is when I create a new file and try to commit it. Then, for
some reason, I am asked for a username/password in a *different* realm.
However, apache certainly takes the above section into account, because when
I take out the "require valid-user", everything works, and I am never asked
for a username/password.

So the question is: What could cause apache to end up in the above section,
decide to ask for username/password, but then ignore the specified realm?

Server version: Apache/2.2.11 (FreeBSD)



Dr. Hans Schippers
Formal Techniques in Software Engineering (FoTS)
University of Antwerp
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2020 Antwerpen - Belgium
Phone: +32 3 265 37 88
Fax: +32 3 265 37 77

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