Unable to Connect to Apache2.2.11 Local Test Server

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I installed Apache2.2.11 on my local computer to setup a test server.  Since this is a local test server, I chose the option for "Current user only" with the port 8080.  The installation went fine and when I tested it with the command, httpd -t, I get Syntax OK.  However, when I try to connect to Apache by entering http://localhost:8080 or, I get an "Authentication Required" prompt.  I tried all sort of logins from my computer login to my router login, but it would not let me log in.  I have Commodo Firewall and I turned it off but it does not help either.   I rebooted my computer and Apache says all services are running.  How can I get past this "Authentication Required" prompt and connect to Apache on my browser?
Question by:lawaxa
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    > How can I get past this "Authentication Required" prompt and connect to Apache on my browser?
    What is your installation procedure. I have never seen that it would ask for such option...
    Probably you have .htaccess file in the web documentroot folder with an option 'Require valid-user', if you remove either .htaccess or this option (it may also be in server's httpd.conf), login message should disappear.
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    by:Lukasz Chmielewski
    check this informations

    you need to set credentials for the user inside apache, not a windows/router etc user

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    Thank you both Nopius and Roads Roads for your responses.  I was eventually able to find a solution myself.  It was Oracle database requesting the authentication.  I have an Oracle database installed on my machine and when I entered my username and password for the Oracle database, I was able to connect to the browser with http://localhost:8080.

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