Re: OT: Another question about limiting access to a site

by Linda Mercer/Wishstar <catnip(at)>

 Date:  Thu, 28 Mar 2002 07:41:17 -0600
 To:  Rob Atkinson <robatkinson(at)>,
  todo: View Thread, Original
Thanks! It turned out I had put an ending  / on the URL  when I entered it=
in the control panel.. which built the URL with TWO ending slashes and that=
caused the problem. All fixed now!


At 12:24 AM 3/28/02, you wrote:
>Linda, check each of your .htaccess files for the following:
>AuthType Basic
>AuthName "Access to wherever"
>AuthGroupFile /dev/null/
>AuthUserFile /path to password file
>require valid-user
>Should be similar to the above and only "one" .htaccess file, is put in=20
>each of the first directories of those you want protected. For a quick=20
>Tutorial and Free script that will help you accomplish what you desire:
>and look under Scripts.
>Shoot me an Email if you run into any problems.
>Website Rob
>Helping people create a Potent Web Site
>Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:53:24 -0600
>From: Linda Mercer/Wishstar <catnip(at)>
>Subject: OT: Another question about limiting access to a site
>I've .htaccess protected two difference directories in our site. It=
>for asking for password and ID on entrance to either directory just=
>however, it keeps asking for password and ID when you try to get to=
>pages in that same directory from within the accessed directory or to=
>in the subdirectory even though you've already entered and cleared the=3D20
>first access requirements. Is there any way to stop that ...or is there=3D2=
>another program that will allow just one request and submission of ID=
>password to access one directory (all files) AND it's subdirectories?


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