I set up a CERN httpd server and need to protect a whole directory tree.
I want that the people who want to access the protect tree have to enter
their username and their password. I tried for several hours, but had
no access. The server always said that the tree is not protected. Seems
like I do not understand the manual at all. I do not understand what has
to be in the group file. I created a passwd file with the htadm program.
Also I do not understand the meaning of the GetMask parameter.
Could someone please explain me what to do to protect a give tree, like
/server/root/* so that the users are prompted for their username and
Any help is appreciated, since it drives me nuts.