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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htpasswd permissions problem?
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2005 16:53:13 GMT
On 8/19/05, Jody Cleveland <> wrote:
> <Limit GET>
> require valid-user
> </Limit>

DON'T USE <Limit>!

See the docs on this directive for why.

> I created a .htpasswd file in the directory /home/cleveland/passwords
> with this as permissions:
> -rwxr--r--   1 cleveland apache      24 Aug 19 11:27 .htpasswd
> When I go to that directory that's protected, I do get a password box,
> but it won't accept my name and password.
> In my error_log, there's this:
> [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: Could not open
> password file: /home/cleveland/passwords/.htpasswd
> Any ideas what may be wrong? I thought both files had the right
> permissions. I even tried chmod'ing both files to 777 and it didn't
> work.

Check the permissions on all parent directories to make sure they are
at least searchable (chmod +x) by the web server.


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