Password access for certain pages on web server

David Richards DavidR at
Fri Jan 26 16:07:03 GMT 2001

ok got that part working. But when it prompts me for a username, i type the
one that i have setup and the password and it wont let me in ? any idea? 

Kindest Regards
David Richards
Eurosoft (UK) Ltd 
3 St Stephens Road, Bournemouth  
Dorset, BH2 6JL, England 
Tel: +44 (0)1202 297315  
Fax: +44 (0)1202 558280 
Email: davidr at  

Nobody checks out PCs better than Eurosoft

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Civati [mailto:paul at]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 3:22 PM
To: freebsd-users at
Subject: Re: Password access for certain pages on web server 


> I am having trouble trying to set up a password protected part of
> our web site. I want to password protect /users/davidr/public_html
> I have added this to httpd.conf
> <directory /users/davidr/public_html/>
> AuthUserFile /usr/local/etc/http.passwd
> AuthGroupFile /usr/local/etc/
> AuthType basic
> <limit GET POST HEAD>
> require webteam
> order deny,allow
> deny from all
> allow from

The httpd.conf will specify that under DocumentRoot any .htaccess
files can override certain features/settings defined in the http.conf,
so an 'AllowOverride none' means that .htaccess can't change any

> and trying to work what should go in the .htaccess. Should that be in
> /users/davidr/public_html ? At the moment i have AllowOverride none and it
> gives me a 500 error. I check the logs and find this
> [Fri Jan 26 14:51:30 2001] [alert] [client]
> /users/davidr/public_html/.htaccess: AllowOverride not allowed here

I think you need to make this 'AllowOverride AuthConfig' inside your
<Directory "/users/davidr/public_html/"> directive.


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