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From Jeff Sherk Forerunner Ministries <>
Subject [users@httpd] authtype and rewriterule process order question
Date Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:41:29 GMT
I have authtype basic setup on a folder ( 
and would like to redirect the addresses below to it first and then have 
it ask for username and password:
(the above 3 should all be redirected to

Without the rewriterule, all 4 urls are accessible as is (and ask for 
username & password).

Here is my htaccess file so far, but what it appears to do is always ask 
for the username and password first and then redirect second. I want it 
to redirect first and then ask for username and password, so that you 
cannot enter your username & password with regular http but have to use 

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} myfolder
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile "/home/mydomain/.htpasswds/public_html/myfolder/passwd"
require valid-user


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