[thelist] .htaccess/.htpasswd - how?

Brian Tully btully at gstockco.com
Tue Oct 24 19:26:26 CDT 2000

I'm assuming you're using Apache...
First off,  you should avoid storing your .htpasswd file in your document
root (if possible).

Secondly I'm pretty sure that if your title on the AuthName line is longer
than one word, the title must be enclosed in double quotes, e.g.,

AuthName "restricted area"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /www/timesfour/.htpasswd

require valid-user

B r i a n  T u l l y
The Gary Stock Company
btully at gstockco.com

> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to use .htaccess and .htpasswd to control the
> users that can access a directory on a new server.  No
> matter what I try, I can't get it to work. Is it some error
> on my part or is it an issue of server-setup?
> Server provider says my home page is:  /www/timesfour/
> for example, they say the path to my cgi-bin directory is:
> /www/timesfour/cgi-bin
> In /www/timesfour/memberss/ I've placed the ".htaccess" file:
> -------------------------
> AuthUserFile /www/timesfour/memberss/.htpasswd
> AuthGroupFile /dev/null
> AuthName TimesFour Members Area
> AuthType Basic
> <Limit GET POST>
> require valid-user
> </Limit> 

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