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I have a problem with Apache, I need protect the site folder with a password, I have made too many times but in this server don't work and do not know how to do. I insert this to .htaccess file:

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Members Only"
AuthUserFile /opt/.htpasswd
require valid-user

I have create the file /opt/.htpasswd with htpasswd command but when I go to the site don't show any popup that ask the password

  • Can the Apache process read /opt/.htpasswd? Can it read the associated .htaccess file? Does the Apache configuration allow configuration override? – John WH Smith Dec 9 '14 at 9:01
  • AllowOverride is set to All and i change owner to apache but nothing changed – hellb0y77 Dec 9 '14 at 9:44
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You probably don't have the auth_basic module installed or enabled in this Apache. You can check by doing ls /etc/apache2/mods-enabled to see if auth_basic.load is there and enable it by doing:

a2enmod auth_basic

As basic authentication (over non-encrypted HTTP) can pose a security problem, because the username and password can be sniffed, it is not always enabled by default.

  • i have apache 2.2.15 and module auth s enabled: "LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/mod_auth_basic.so" – hellb0y77 Dec 9 '14 at 9:21

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