[olug] apache authentication

Adam Korab adam at ledhazard.net
Sat Jun 30 06:47:58 UTC 2001

On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 05:43:23AM -0500, Adam Lassek wrote:
> Just recently I realized a website I was running that was supposed to be
> authenticated suddenly stopping prompting for a password. Now, I know

What does it do instead of asking for the password?  Just display the page?

> this setup was working at one time, and I've changed nothing. So I'm

Anything relevant in the error_log for the affected VirtualHost?

> and here's the contents of the .htaccess file in /var/intranet:

Usually I also have a line containing AuthName, but I don't remember if this
is strictly required or not.

> not a terribly complex authentication scheme, but it doesn't prompt for
> anything like it used to. Can anybody tell me if I'm doing something
> horribly wrong? As we have a Novell server here, I would like to

Does /etc/apache/htpasswd still exist, does it look uncorrupted, and do its
permissions allow the webserver user to read it?  If not, I'd suspect you'd
find something in the error log.

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