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Restart Apache Server fails !

Posted on 2004-09-02
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I get this error when i try to restart Apache after adding some lines in httpd.conf     if i take out the lines, the webserver starts successfully

[root@*************** var]#  ../etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart
Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 1088 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
AuthName not allowed here
                                                           [FAILED]

lines added in httpd.conf

AuthName "Apache"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users
require valid-user

Please advise!
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Question by:jibranilyas
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ramazanyich earned 500 total points
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All that parameters are available only under Directory or Location directive: So your conf should be
<Location /protected/part/of/your/server>
AuthName "Apache"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users
require valid-user
</Location>

where protected /part/of/your/server should be replaced by url which are yu trying to protect
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by:jibranilyas
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thanks
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