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Re: .htaccess file

by tstock (Curate)
on Sep 13, 2002 at 00:03 UTC ( #197400=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to .htaccess file

I think you are missing some things in your .htaccess. Here's how it's supposed to look like:

AuthName        "this is neat"
AuthType        Basic
AuthUserFile    /usr/www/users/tstock/.htpasswd

<Limit GET POST>
require valid-user

Note the AuthUserFile points to a .htpasswd, not .htaccess, and that the path is a file path, not a URL.

To create your .htpasswd file, use the command `htpasswd -c .htpasswd username_here` from the shell. The -c flag is only needed for the first user.


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Re: Re: .htaccess file
by schmoe (Beadle) on Sep 13, 2002 at 01:18 UTC
    Actually the AuthUserFile can be any name you give it (by substituting ".htpasswd" with ".whatever_you_wanna_call_it" in the shell command when you create the file) just be sure to include that dot at the beginning of the name as a security measure:)

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