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  • HELP! my .htaccess and .htpasswd doesn't work

    Hi folks,
    I've uploaded both files to my folder under /docs/mystuff
    I get the pop up window asking for authentication.
    but i authenticate and I get pop up over and over again

    here are what the files look like...

    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Members Only"
    AuthUserFile /var/www/domains/
    <limit GET PUT POST>
    require valid-user

    username:$1$blahblahstringoflettesandnumbers/ <<this is the MD5 one whatever that means

    Do i need the DES encrypted one as well? or just one? and if so, which one?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks in Advance

    ps. i have kept the file names in lowercase.
    i have removed the .txt windows creates
    I have uploaded in both binary and ascii both to no avail
    i have uploaded the htpasswd to both /mystuff folder and in /docs folder (btw which is proper location?)

  • #2
    Re: HELP! my .htaccess and .htpasswd doesn't work

    Hi There,

    I just tried this and it works for me, you can use DES or md5, I don't think it matters. But one thing I noticed is that the Wiki article shows a "/" at the end of each line in the .htpasswd file, which I believe is incorrect.

    Try removing the / from the end of those usernameassword lines, and let us know if that fixes the problem.



    • #3
      Re: HELP! my .htaccess and .htpasswd doesn't work

      Hi Tima,
      Thanks. I tried removing the / but still no access. I am getting prompted though still.
      what should the chmod setting for this folder be?


      • #4
        Re: HELP! my .htaccess and .htpasswd doesn't work

        I don't think the chmod matters, I didn't modify it from default in my test. You could try re-generating the passwords again, just to make sure there was no copy/paste error. Since they are encrypted its hard to check this easily.