[Wolves] password protect a directory on my site

Wayne Morris wayne at machx.co.uk
Mon Feb 27 20:34:04 GMT 2006

Baza wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to password protect a directory in /var/www/passwordthisone
> I've dropped this .htaccess file into passwordthisone
> AuthUserFile /home/user/.htpasswd
> AuthGroupFile /dev/null
> AuthName "Private Area"
> AuthType Basic
> <Limit GET POST>
> require valid-user
> </Limit>
> and i've set a password for user, but it still seems to let anyone in  
> without asking for the password, what am I doing wrong?
> Baza

Have you edited your httpd.conf to show AllowOveride AuthConfig? similar 
to this

Directory "/usr/local/apache/htdocs/admin">
    AllowOverride AuthConfig
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

This is a useful tutorial

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