[CentOS] Can't get .htaccess to work

Fri Apr 18 20:35:52 UTC 2008
Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Pam Astor wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to password protect one of my web accessable
> directories and I can't get .htaccess to work in a Centos 5.1 box
> Here's what I did
> I created an .htaccess file with the contents:
> AuthName "Restricted Area"
> AuthType Basic
> AuthUserFile /home/mysite/.htpasswd
> AuthGroupFile /dev/null
> require valid-user
> and I uploaded it to the dir I want to protect.  Then I created my password
> outside of my web dir with the command: htpasswd -c .htpasswd pam
> then followed password prompts, created my password.
> So then I go to the site, and am not seeing any password required box,
> I can see site without a login.
> So then I figured it's not turned on in apache, and went to httpd.conf and changed
> AllowOverride None to AllowOverride AuthConfig
> When I reload, apache will not reload.
> What am I doing wrong?

The syntax for auth stuff changed between Apache 2.0 and 2.2 (which is 
used in CentOS 5). In particular, you'll need a AuthBasicProvider 


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