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Current .htaccess Settings - Password Ignored

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.htpasswd conatins



/htdocs/ is set as the root directory in httpd.conf


.htpasswd is in the htdocs/passwords/ folder.



<Directory /catalog/admin>

  Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

  AllowOverride AuthConfig

  order allow,deny

  allow from none




AuthUserFile /passwords/.htpasswd

AuthName "Restricted Area"

AuthType Basic

<Limit GET POST>

require valid-user



When I try to access /htdocs/catalog/admin I get the prompt to enter my name and password. I enter the info I specified in the .htpasswd file but the prompt just refreshes.


What is wrong with the settings?

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BTW, I have read every tutorial on .htaccess on the web but it will not work as instructed. I think my problem may be related to the virtual path.


The root folder for Apache is /htdocs. the folder I want to protect with .htaccess is at \"/htdocs/catalog/admin\". Therefore, I am assuming that the following is correct:


In the httpd.conf file I am pointing a directory directive to:

<Directory \"/catalog/admin\">

blah blah

blah blah blah

blah blah



In the .htaccess file I am pointing to the password file at:

AuthUserFile /passwords/.htpasswd


Is this correct? Anyone?


I am aware of the Apache tutorial and what it says about having access to the root and not using .htaccess. That is not the point. I want to use .htaccess and there is no reason why I should not be able to. Other people are using it and I would like to nail it before trying an alternative method.

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