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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] User Authorization Not Working
Date Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:27:49 GMT
<Directory /MyDir> either doesn't match or is overridden by a later
configuration section (including Location)?

On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Steve Matzura <> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:25:52 -0500, you wrote:
>>Sounds like Satisfy has been set to "Any" somewhere previously. But in
>>2.4, you should skip Order and Allow and just use Require.
> I commented out both those directives and restarted. Same thing.
> Anyone can get in, and no username or password is asked for.
>>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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