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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Cannot Get Basic Auth to Work
Date Wed, 07 Dec 2005 07:56:37 GMT
Your set up is a bit of a mess....

1) You don't need (and should have) Auth directives in the main config *and* in a .htaccess
file. For simplicity, I'd recommend all directives in the main config and only use a .htaccess
file if you really need to (if you don't know whether to use a .htaccess file... don't use

2) You need an AuthUserFile directive to tell apache where to find the file with the list
of users and passwords (see

3) "Require user all" doesn't make sense unless you have a user called "all". If you just
want to restrict access to user who have an entry in the AuthUserFile (see #2), then put "Require
valid-user" (see

Owen Boyle
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>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Michael Avila [] 
> Sent:	Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2005 00:23
> To:	Apache - User Mailing List
> Subject:	[users@httpd] Cannot Get Basic Auth to Work
> Windows XP Pro SP2
> Apache 2.0.55
> I have had basic auth working in the past and I looked at several examples to set this
up but for some reason it is not working. It is time for me to present it to someone else
as I may not be seeing the trees because the forest is so big!
> Thanks for the help.
> Mike
> hpptd.conf
> ---------------
> LoadModule auth_module modules/
> LoadModule auth_dbm_module modules/
> UseCanonicalName Off   <------ was on but turned it off as I saw a post about it causing
> Alias /o E:/ApacheGroup/Apache2/d/c/a     <--------------- changed the names because
it is wide open now
> <Directory /o>
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName O
> Require user all
> AllowOverride AuthConfig Options
> Options None
> Order allow,deny
> Allow from all
> </Directory>
> ==========================================
> .htaccess
> --------------
> <IfModule mod_setenvif.c>                               <----------- this already
was in the .htaccesss file
>   <IfDefine SSL>
>     SetEnvIf User-Agent ".*MSIE.*" \
>              nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \
>              downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0
>   </IfDefine>
> </IfModule>
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName O
> Require user
> AllowOverride AuthConfig Options
>  << File: ATT975377.txt >> 

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