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From Frank Gingras <francois.ging...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Letting users see directory contents of protected directory
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 02:57:17 GMT


On 13/09/11 09:58 PM, Harry Spier wrote:
> Many thanks for this suggestion.
> I've tried both the following in the .htaccess but I now get a Error 500
> internal server error
>
> IndexOptions ShowForbidden
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Access to /downloads"
> AuthUserFile /kunden/homepages/18/d249834675/htpasswd
> Require user Ikari
>
> and
> Options Indexes
> IndexOptions ShowForbidden
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Access to /downloads"
> AuthUserFile /kunden/homepages/18/d249834675/htpasswd
> Require user Ikari
>
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
>
>  > Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:40:42 -0400
>  > From: francois.gingras@gmail.com
>  > To: users@httpd.apache.org
>  > Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Letting users see directory contents of
> protected directory
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > 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
>  >
>  > Harry,
>  >
>  > You use IndexOptions ShowForbidden and let you user auth once they click
>  > on the resource.
>  >
>  > Frank.
>  >
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