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GamerOC

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#143301 9-Apr-2014 19:22
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Hi Geekzone, 

I just would like to know if Im doing something wrong with my website development project.
I have the site live now but i want security enabled as my host has Apache server i went with .htaccess for security setup

I made a .htaccess file to secure a folder and request userid and password but using .htpasswd 
.htaccess file points to the right folder where both .htaccess and .htpasswd are for eg. /home/mysite/.htpasswd

my .htpasswd  contain just the   userid and passwords eg.     admin:sugarsweet

when i try to access those pages in the secure folder the login widget pops up but no matter how many times i add the correct user and password it does not let me access the folder.

so i guess my question will be do i need to add a script to the pages? i though all i need it to do was make this two files and point them to right place.


my .htaccess file code looks like this:

AuthType Basic
AuthName "My Protected Area"
AuthUserFile /home/mysite/.htpasswd
Require valid-user


any recommendations will be highly appretiated,

thank you all,


Andrew

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jonovw
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  #1022417 9-Apr-2014 19:28
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You need something like this for the password in the .htpasswd file if you don't have command line access to the server.  The .htaccess file looks like it should work though.

GamerOC

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  #1022545 9-Apr-2014 23:35
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thanks Jonovw, 

will give it another try i was using this http://www.htaccesstools.com/htpasswd-generator-windows/
a
nd it changes  the password that goes into the .htpasswd  so will see if works

does each user need a separate like and do i put a comma after each user?

thanks 


Andrew

Oblivian
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  #1022617 10-Apr-2014 08:44
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From memory it also has to be transferred to the server in the right FTP mode.

Forced ACSII if I recall, (not auto or binary) else it gets recoded in binary and can't be read :)



GamerOC

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  #1023197 11-Apr-2014 01:25
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Oblivian thank you so much for reply and also to let me know about Forced ASCII transfer mode,

plus one of the problems was that i have is that the host support desk gave me the wrong path to the root of the domain but thanks to google
i found a php code that help me pull the full path to the .htpasswd and now all works perfectly.


thanks guys



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