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In my httpd.conf I have the following for example

ScriptAlias /perlstuff/ "/home/meme/apache/perlstuff"

<Files /home/meme/apache/perlstuff/perl1.pl >
AuthUserFile /home/meme/apache/conf/.pwdfile
AuthName "Protected File"
AuthType Basic
Require valid-user
</Files>

Whenever I go to for example

http://localhost/perlstuff/perl1.pl

I can still access it, it doesn't prompt me.  I have the .pwdfile created and correctly in the conf directory so I'm not exactly sure where I'm going wrong.  I can do directories and wildcards but can't seem to do single files properly.



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You can't control acess to a single file, you can only control access to dir level.

You can use .htaccess files or a single access.conf (you can use a different file name
as long as you defined it in your httpd.conf file) to control the dir access.

Fot  authentication using .htaccess, have a look at the following Tutorial:

http://erudition.com/htaccess.htm

Apache FAQ:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html

also:
http:Q_21148770.html
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