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From m...@apache.org
Subject Re: mod_auth-any/8698: htpasswd file location
Date Sun, 11 Nov 2001 19:56:26 GMT
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Synopsis: htpasswd file location

State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: marc
State-Changed-When: Sun Nov 11 11:56:25 PST 2001
State-Changed-Why:
While you may not "want to" give them access to any non-web accessible directory to store
sensitive information that shouldn't be accessible via HTTP requests, that doesn't change
the fact that storing them inside the document tree is a poor idea and, while Apache doesn't
stop you from doing it, it is NOT appropriate for Apache to make that the easiest thing to
do by defaulting to loading the file from the same directory as the .htaccess file containing
the auth directive.


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