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From "Martin Gainty" <mgai...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: HELP -- need to get Basic Authentication working (.htaccess) with Apache/Tomcat 5 to prevent access
Date Wed, 20 Sep 2000 02:02:42 GMT
Confusing Chris-
what happens when there is no .htaccess to place your RewriteRules?
M--
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From: "Bill Barker" <wbarker@wilshire.com>
To: <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: HELP -- need to get Basic Authentication working (.htaccess) 
with Apache/Tomcat 5 to prevent access


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> "Christopher Schultz" <chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote in message 
> news:46F177B1.7020601@christopherschultz.net...
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>> Kim,
>>
>> Kim Albee wrote:
>>> I'm confused.  we don't need SSL at all here... ??? clarification?
>>
>> Confusion is par for the course with responses from Martin.
>>
>> Since mod_jk (I assume you're using mod_jk) maps URIs to Tomcat, your
>> mapping will occur before Apache httpd consults the filesystem to see if
>> there's anything like an .htaccess file in there.
>>
>
> Yes, mod_jk for Apache 2.x with tell Apache to skip checking the directory 
> for .htaccess once it has found a match.  And, since .htaccess is just 
> another file to Tomcat, if you have mappings like:
>  JkMount /myapp/* worker1
> then Tomcat will happily serve the file to anybody that requests it :).
>
> I think that you can get it to work with mod_proxy_ajp if you put your 
> ProxyPass statements in a <Directory> block, but I haven't tried it.  You 
> can place RewriteRules in .htaccess, so I imagine that that will always 
> work.
>
>> I think you'll have to do this at the top-level of your virtual host
>> within httpd.conf (or wherever you define your virtual/non-virtual
>> host). You might not be able to do it in an .htaccess file at all.
>>
>> Are you able to modify your own Apache configuration? If not, you may
>> have to ask your system administrator to do it for you.
>>
>> - -chris
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