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From Chris Meadors <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] confused with directory permissions
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2002 02:40:58 GMT
Jordan Thompson wrote:

> My log says:
> [Sun Dec  1 16:20:17 2002] [alert] [client]
> /var/www/html/viasat/.htaccess: AuthName not allowed here
> What does this mean?
> Here is my .htaccess file:
> AuthName "ViaSat Downloads"
>   AuthType Basic
>   AuthUserFile /var/www/httpd/viasat.users
>   require valid-user
> I dug a little more and found my access.conf.  I added the line:
> AllowOverride AthConfig

AthConfig or AuthConfig?

You are probably going to want it to actually read:

AllowOverride Options AuthConfig

(the Options part allows you to set the Indexes option in the .htaccess)

> It still does not prompt me for a username/password when I try to access the
> directory with the .htaccess file (it just gives me the internal server
> error above.)

It won't prompt you until the .htaccess file can be parsed correctly.


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