an idiot question about HTTP Auth

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Subject: an idiot question about HTTP Auth
Posted by:  Lawrence Krubner (lawren…
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008

Suppose I have a folder called "contentingester".

Suppose inside of that folder I put an .htaccess file and inside of that
I put this:

AuthUserFile /root/bluepie_content_ingester/.htpasswd
AuthName "Content Ingester"
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthType Basic
require valid-user

Suppose I cd to /root/bluepie_content_ingester/ and run this command:

htpasswd -c .htpasswd zippy

Then I type the password twice.

Now I point my browser to the "contentingester" folder on my site.

I can't get in, no matter how many times I type that password.

What am I doing wrong?

I chmoded .htpasswd to 0775 just to be sure the Apache daemon could read

I also thought maybe for some reason Apache just couldn't read stuff in
the root folder, so I re-tried the whole thing using

Still no luck.

What am I missing?