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Re: Creating a protected area of website

by allolex (Curate)
on Jun 04, 2003 at 06:24 UTC ( #262899=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Creating a protected area of website

Have you double-checked your AuthName in each of the directories? It has to be the same since Apache is capable of defining any number of "areas" where separate authentication is required. The authentication info is stored (AFAIK) in browser memory, not in a cookie.

Also have a look at the Apache mailing lists since this is, like the others have said, not really a Perl question.


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Re: Re: Creating a protected area of website
by belize (Deacon) on Jun 05, 2003 at 12:49 UTC
    Thanks Allolex, the perfect response for me. Will follow up your suggestions.

    I still don't understand why questions of permissions/authentication/security don't belong in a Perl forum as I've run into all three problems while coding, but I will take PerlMonks word for it as I am a relative new comer/amateur at coding perl.

      Well, since you asked... ;)

      There are a lot of areas where different skills overlap. In order to run a web server, you might have to have knowledge about server software, HTML, and a language for creating dynamic content. I guess it's safe to say that most residents of the Perl Monestary are working toward making this site really good for the Perl programming language, with excellent and/or productive advice at every turn. The monks want to avoid giving mediocre advice on other areas.

      More specifically for you, setting up your server correctly with Apache authentication is a prerequisite to running Perl on your server (If I guessed right about your motivation.), but it has to do with the ins and outs of Apache. If you had asked how to set up authentication using Perl and CGI, you would have gotten a completely different response. Have a look at this node. (Then again because that node already has some really good answers, you probably would have been told to use Super Search, look at the Tutorials, and have a look at jeffa's node "How (Not) To Ask A Question".)


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