I generally follow the pattern of having three versions as I develop a new site. ddd.mydomain.com for active development, ttt.mydomain.com for testing, and www.mydomain.com for a live site. I protect the test site with htaccess. However, when I want to test Paypal IPN integration, I hit a snag because Paypal doesn't understand protected directories, so to test integration I need to either temporarily remove the .htaccess file or send the IPN notification to a different domain on the same server. I don't really like either of these solutions. Is there a way to let Paypal traffic only into an htaccess protected directory? Can I use htaccess for all directories but exempt a single program (my IPN listener)? Does anybody have a better approach?
Password protecting test environment
Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:41 PM
Sorry to be dense but I still can't get it to work quite the way I want it to. I want anyone to encounter the Auth rule (require a username/password) except paypal. When I try to explicitly allow domains without Auth I can do so, but when I add the Auth those domains are not exempted. Here's the relevant part of my .htaccess file.
AuthName "Test Site" AuthUserFile "/home/ezvaluat/.htpasswds/public_html/testezvalpro/passwd" require valid-user <Limit GET> order deny,allow deny from all allow from .paypal.com allow from .lightspeed.lnngmi.sbcglobal.net </Limit>
This just denies me from comcast (or any other random domain) and prompts me for a password from .lightspeed.lnngmi.sbcglobal.net. I want it to prompt me for a password from comcast (or any other random domain) but to let me in from .lightspeed.lnngmi.sbcglobal.net or paypal with no password prompt.
Also, I managed to put this in the wrong section. It has nothing to do with php configuration. I'd appreciate it if an admin would kindly move it to a more appropriate place.
Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:56 PM
I think I have it fixed.
AuthType Basic AuthName "Test Site" AuthUserFile "/home/ezvaluat/.htpasswds/public_html/testezvalpro/passwd" require valid-user order deny,allow deny from all allow from .paypal.com allow from .lightspeed.lnngmi.sbcglobal.net Satisfy Any
Allows me in from sbcglobal but prompts me for a password if I delete the line
allow from .lightspeed.lnngmi.sbcglobal.net
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