httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Knute Johnson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problem with Files and Auth?
Date Fri, 13 May 2011 03:43:58 GMT
On 05/12/2011 01:03 PM, Jeroen Geilman wrote:
> On 05/12/2011 07:45 PM, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> I'm trying to use the Files directive to force auth for the index.html
>> file and I'm getting the following error message if I don't specify
>> the file name in the request. If I do it works fine.
>> Authorization Required
>> This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the
>> document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g.,
>> bad password), or your browser doesn't understand how to supply the
>> credentials required.
>> No username/password dialog is presented with this error, just the error.
>> Any ideas?
> Your browser does not understand how to supply the credentials required.

So why does the browser understand when I ask for the file explicitly 
but not when I allow apache to pick the file to be returned?

I looked for browser bugs and similar difficulties but I've not been 
able to find any.


Knute Johnson

The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail:
   "   from the digest:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message