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Re: apache2 directory protection

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 11:14:38AM -0500, vr wrote:
> I am having trouble getting apache2 recognizing directory protection.
> I've created a directory /var/www/mydir and created .htaccess & .htpasswd
> files in there but am never prompted for login.
> .htaccess
> AuthUserFile /var/www/mydir/.htpasswd
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "test"
> require valid-user
> .htpasswd
> mytestuser:<hashedScramble>
> I understand that .htpasswd should reside someplace else and even moved it
> to rule this out but is the above not enough on a default installation of
> apache2 under lenny to protect a directory?

  Do you have next line in the httpd.conf:

  <Directory /var/www/mydir>
    AllowOverride AuthConfig

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