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From "Michael" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] htaccess help
Date Fri, 01 Jul 2005 13:27:38 GMT
The apache ver i have is Apache 2.0.40 runing on Red Hat 9.2.
I wasnt clear enough my bad. I type in the address of the folder i want to 
protect in the browser. Then the wuthentication window pops up. I enter the 
user and passwd info hit OK and more than half of the page loads up and 
authentication window pops up again. So, I enter the user&passwd again and 
then the rest of the page loads up. I set in httpd.conf for the web root dir 
AllowOverride all and this is my .htaccess:
AuthUserFile /var/www/passwd/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName EnterPassword
AuthType Basic
require user aaa

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boyle Owen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 2:46 AM
Subject: RE: [users@httpd] htaccess help

Plain text please...

Couple of possibilities:

- you have a wrong username/password: If you get it wrong the browser will 
pop up the window again ad infinitum. Check carefully and remember case is 
important (in fact, create a new account in the password file with user=aaa 
and password=aaa - all lower-case so you don't make any mistakes).

- you are nesting authentication realms: You can only have one layer of 
authentication in HTTP. So if you have a password on dir1, you can't have 
another password on dir1/subdir. Check you're not doing this.

BTW, as well as posting in plain text, it's useful if you tell us your 
apache version and OS, at least.

Owen Boyle
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael []
Sent: Donnerstag, 30. Juni 2005 21:24
Subject: [users@httpd] htaccess help

Hey everyone
I have problem with htaccess. The problem is that i put htaccess in one of 
my dirs on the server and when i request that dir it pops authentication 
window which i intendet to have but then when i type user and passw it keeps 
on poping authentication window. I know it does ask me for user and passwd 
for every single thing its loading but how can i configure it so that it 
asks me once for that dir and thats it and loads up everything in that dir 
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