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From Frank Gingras <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Letting users see directory contents of protected directory
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:40:42 GMT

On 13/09/11 09:33 PM, Harry Spier wrote:
> Dear list members,
> On a shared hosting linux webserver running Apache I have a password
> protected directory. I want users who have the password for the
> directory "/downloads" to be able to list the contents of that directory
> and its subdirectories.
> I have an .htaccess file in the password protected directory /downloads
> with the following contents:
> Options Indexes
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Access to /downloads"
> AuthUserFile /kunden/homepages/18/d249834675/htpasswd
> Require user Ikari
> I thought the Options Indexes line would allow me to do that, but when I
> type in: www.xxxxxxx/downloads/ in the browser I get Error 403 "You have
> tried to access a document for which you don't have privileges. Before I
> put "Options Indexes" in the .htaccess I got an Error 404 File not found.
> Could someone tell me how to set it up so users who have the password to
> the directory can list, view and download the contents of the directory.
> Many thanks,
> Harry Spier


You use IndexOptions ShowForbidden and let you user auth once they click 
on the resource.


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