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I have an access to web-server, recently I have setup a login and password protection. I would like to protect this path /home/mcs436-2/web-docs/info  . info is a directory.
and my .htpasswd is stored in /home/mcs436-2/web-docs/info/.htpasswd

and in access.conf I have this(segment) :

     <Directory /home/mcs436-2/web-docs/info>
       AuthName tan
       AuthType Basic
       AuthUserFile /home/mcs436-2/web-docs/info/.htpasswd
       <Limit GET POST>
        require valid-user
       </Limit>
     </Directory>

I think my setup is correct. but when I type my login name and password, it give an error, said incorrect password.
I try so many time, still the same result. I am sure I typed correct login and password. And I have done chmod 644 .htpasswd , also restart the server. Can someone tell me what is wrong ?
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by:aioudine
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see "How do I set up passwords for my web pages?" at
http://enteract.com/web_auth.html


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by:aioudine
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at least Add "AuthGroupFile /dev/null" directive
Also did you create".htpasswd" file using htpasswd utilite?



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Go and edit the .htpasswd yourself, it looks like:
userid:cryped_password
eg:
dealers:ffjFfXQc5h9.I
john:khGFjdkwwfsw
the cryped password if 13 char long, if you don't know how to get them... run this script..:
#!/usr/bin/perl
# Change your perl path to meet need..
    print "Enter Password: ";
    $field = <STDIN>;
    print "Enete Salt: ";
    $salt = <STDIN>;
    $field = crypt ($field, $salt);
    print "Password converted to: $field\n";
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