Can't get CERN httpd 3.0 Authorization (passwd) to work!

Can't get CERN httpd 3.0 Authorization (passwd) to work!

Post by Jim Bur » Fri, 29 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I'm trying to configure my server to use authorization for the first time
for some pages, but all versions of Netscape, as well as Mosaic for Windows
get "Authorization failed, retry" message.

I recompiled the 3.0 server this morning for my NCR (AT&T) Unix platform.  It
compiled cleanly.  I started the server in verbose error logging mode and got
these messages:

............ End of group file dump
Basic....... username: test
Matching.... username "test" agains pwrec "test:XS9pGUXVZ7ciw"
Passwd...... Matching encrypted "XSAGHg5ifgw3c" with "XS9pGUXVZ7ciw" =>
INCORRECT... password for test

My httpd.conf file looks like this for the security part:

Protect /private/*      {
        UserID          httpd
        GroupId         www
        ServerId        MyAuth
        AuthType        Basic
        PasswordFile    /etc/httpd.users
        GroupFile       /etc/httpd.groups
        Get-Mask        group, user

The userid/password inserted into /etc/httpd.users using htadm is test/test.

The URL for the page in question is:
and it can be hit from anywhere.

Any information that would help me find out the answer would be appreciated.


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Can't get CERN httpd 3.0 Authorization (passwd) to work!

Post by Torsten Hothor » Sat, 30 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Hello Jim,

try a seperate file. The line in /etc/httpd.conf should be

Protect /path/to/your/page     /path/to/config_file

A sample configuration-file and other information about this question is
shown at

Hope that helps



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