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authentication breaks some .cgi scripts

Posted on 2005-05-13
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04

I've reviewed applying both Digest and Basic authenticatin for my home page and both work fine, however, some Perl based CGI's don't work with authentication of any type, once activated. but are fine once I uncomment the offending lines in the .conf

All other static pages work fine with authentication.

Do you know why this may be?

in the httpd.conf file, I tried.

# for digest
 <Directory "C:/Apache2/htdocs">
 AuthType Digest
 AuthName "MyRealm"
 AuthDigestFile "C:/Apache2/passwd/cypher.txt"
 require user admin

 - and -

# for basic
 <Directory "C:/Apache2/htdocs">
 AuthType Basic
 AuthName "MySite"
 AuthDigestFile "C:/Apache2/passwd/basic.txt"
 require user admin

Question by:Marketing_Insists

Author Comment

ID: 13999424
Oh, and it's windoz

Accepted Solution

perlpengo earned 1200 total points
ID: 14066598
your password files don't look good with that .txt
did you use 'htdigest' when you were making these password files of yours?
i think you should take a look here first http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/auth.html#digest
and also show us a cgi script of yours that doesn't work.

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