problem with basic authentication on apache 2.0 Error 401

problem with basic authentication on apache 2.0 Error 401

Post by Tony » Sun, 10 Nov 2002 04:01:59

I am having a problem with basic authentication on apache 2.0

Here is part of my config file

<Directory "/home/www/html/xxx/yyy/zzz/admin">
        Options MultiViews
        Order deny,allow
        allow from all
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "Login"
        AuthUserFile /home/www/html/xxx/yyy/zzz/passwd
        require user admin

I get a 401 authorization required and no authentication pop up box.

any ideas?

please help



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