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Apache with Web User login

Hi - I'm running a apache server, I'd like it when someone (a local user) goes to a web port ie (www.someserver.com:8888) that then displays
a webpage which they have to login to, once the user name and password is correct - then then get shifted over to the website
how do I do that?

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You don't need "magical" port unless you want them.. You just need to setup an authenticated server. Example: to let only known users to http://you.host.com/usersonly put in your access.conf:

<Location /usersonly>
AuthType Basic
AuthName User
AuthUserFile /some/dir/webpasswd
AuthGroupFile /some/dir/webgroup

AuthUserFile has the following format:


(just the first two fields from an standard /etc/passwd)
you can also "require group somegroup" to let a subset of your user in...

Good Luck
oops!  before the </Location> line you need a require clause as:

require valid-user

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