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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] User Authorization Not Working
Date Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:25:52 GMT
Sounds like Satisfy has been set to "Any" somewhere previously. But in
2.4, you should skip Order and Allow and just use Require.

On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Steve Matzura <> wrote:
> Upon re-reading this message, I find there was something about which I
> was extremely unclear and ambiguous. I said that the access to the
> password-protected area wasn't working, but failed to specify just
> what wasn't working. The problem is that Apache isn't asking for the
> password, and letting anyone browse this directory. Sorry for having
> inadvertently omitted this major piece of information.
> On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:23:06 -0500, you wrote:
>>I maintain a 2.2 server and am building a 2.4 one. I have a file in a
>>sites-enabled directory containing all the directives I need to define
>>security for my open and password-protected directories. There is an
>>"include" directive in the master configuration file
>>/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf. httpd -t tells me the syntax is OK. I know
>>it's reading the included config file because there was an error in it
>>which 'httpd -t' found and which I fixed. The open-access area works
>>fine, but the password-protected one doesn't. Here's the "Directory"
>>block for the non-working one, with pathnames replaced with the
>>generic "MyDir":
>><Directory /MyDir>
>>                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
>>                AllowOverride None
>>                Order allow,deny
>>                allow from all
>>               AuthType Basic
>>               AuthName "My Area"
>>               AuthBasicProvider file
>>               AuthUserFile /MyDir/.htpasswd
>>               require valid-user
>>        </Directory>
>>Any thoughts greatly appreciated, with my thanks in advance.
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