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From Bruno Tréguier <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Authenticating with subfolders
Date Tue, 21 May 2013 09:22:41 GMT
Le 21/05/2013 à 11:07, Vincenzo D'Amore a écrit :
> Hi Miguel, 
> yes it is possible, you could add a couple of file in each directory
> (.htaccess and .htpasswd).
> Those files should override the root authentication configuration with a
> new local config.
> I suggest to read here how to implement such configuration:

Hello Vincenzo and Miguel,

I've been looking for such a configuration as well long ago, and I had
come to the conclusion that it was not possible, as only *one*
Authorization header is allowed (as far as I know).

RFC2616 (HTTP/1.1)  also states, in its §14.8:

"If a request is authenticated and a realm specified, the same
credentials SHOULD be valid for all other requests within this realm".

So, as I undestand it, you cannot use a login/password pair for a local
resource accessible via, e.g., "/a/", and another login/password pair
for another local resources located "under", e.g. "/a/b/" (as accessing
/a/b/'s realm implies accessing "/a/'s realm first).

I may be wrong, that being said, but if anyone has a solution for that,
I'd love to read how it was implemented.



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