testwreq at gmail
Sep 10, 2009, 12:04 PM
Post #4 of 4
I figured out the small typo in the path. Thanks for reading my request and
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Jonathan Zuckerman
<j.zuckerman [at] gmail>wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 8:56 AM, testwreq wreq <testwreq [at] gmail>
> > Hello, My goal is to password protect a few pages in one of the userdir
> > (/home/users/vinda). And, I cannot get this to work. Any suggestions will
> > welcomed! Below is the configuration in my httpd.conf file:
> > <Directory /home/*/*/public_html>
> > Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks IncludesNoExec
> > Options +ExecCGI
> > DirectoryIndex index.html index.php index.htm
> > AllowOverride AuthConfig
> > Allow from all
> > Order allow,deny
> > AddType text/html .html
> > AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .html
> > </Directory>
> > I placed .htaccess in (/home/users/vinda/public_html/labs) because this
> > the directory I want to protect.
> > Below are the contents of .htaccess and it has the .passwd file generated
> > htpasswd apache command.
> > AuthUserFile /www/home/users/vinda/labs/.htpasswd
> > AuthName "Members Only"
> > AuthType Basic
> > require user lab
> > When I call the page with http://hostname/~vinda/labs, I get the box to
> > enter the username and password but then I can never pass this. The error
> > the eerror log is:
> > [debug] mod_auth_pgsql.c(774): [client 10.105.9.103] [mod_auth_pgsql.c] -
> > missing configuration parameters
> > [Thu Sep 10 10:35:32 2009] [error] [client 10.105.9.103] access to
> > /~vinda/labs failed, reason: verification of user id 'lab' not configured
> > Please advise. Am I missing any configuration?
> > Thanks much:)
> A few thoughts: might need to put the .htaccess file that password
> protects all the contents of a directory _outside_ of that directory,
> since that file is required to determine where the authorized users
> data is stored, and you currently can't access it until you _are_ one
> of those authorized users...
> Also, really not a big deal but.. your subject implied that .htaccess
> is broken. Chances are quite good that it's simply your understanding
> of .htaccess which is flawed; everyone on this list is here because
> they're happy to try to help but it might be nice to approach the
> problem with the attitude "I would really appreciate some help
> figuring your awesome free software out" rather than "Fix your shit".
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