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From Owen Boyle <>
Subject Re: .htacess files on Win32 apache?
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:25:47 GMT
Johan Sunnerstig wrote:
> Hi.
> I've just setup a Windows 2000 Server with Apache 1.3.23.
> It's working fine, except I can't get the .htaccess files to work.
> I've never used Apache on Win32 before, I have setup a bunch of *NIX servers
> though, and never had any problems with the .htaccess feature.
> I've put a htaccess file in the DocumentRoot, and it's pointing to a users
> file made with the Win32 htpasswd utility.
> But Apache seems to skip this file alltogether, and there shouldn't be any
> problems with the contents of the htaccess file, since I've cut and pasted
> them directly into the <Directory> tag, and that works just fine.

Did you allow apache to read the .htaccess? You do this with the
"AllowOverride" directive - check docs for details.


Owen Boyle.

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