I've got a question about .htaccess and .htpasswd files
is this the place to ask?
|Innatech||it's *a* place to ask. :)|
It's been slow in here today, tho.
|liquidengineer||I'm hitting a wall|
I'm trying to password protect a directory
|liquidengineer||I get the password prompt fine, but it won't accept my password|
it just keeps giving the password prompt over and over again, as if the password is invalid
|Innatech||have you reset the password to make sure it's right?|
|Innatech||Have you checked Apache's logs?|
|liquidengineer||I'm using this to generate my password hash, btw; http://www.kxs.net/support/htaccess_pw.html|
I'm not sure I have access to the apache logs...I'm on a shared hosting plan at dreamost
call em and bug em then. ;P
or email 'em. It could be something with how their servers are configured.
I think I found the log directory
there are four folders
access.log analog error.log hits html
is that it?
|Innatech||mmhmm. You want to inspect access.log and error.log|
|liquidengineer||okay, three folders and two files|
I'm sleepy. :)
here we go
[Fri Apr 06 19:07:48 2007] [error] [client 184.108.40.206] (2)No such file or directory: Could not open password file: /dh/apache2/apache2-fritz/home/.ella/ceohpdev/ceohpdev.theliquidengineer.org/testbed/.htpasswd
|Innatech||yup. That would be a problem.|
check the perms and owner, etc.
|liquidengineer||what should the permissions be?|
|Innatech||I'm not sure offhand.|
Let me see if my ancient webmaster nutshell guide has the correct settings....
here we go
|liquidengineer||the dreamhost tutorial says to chmod things to 644|