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protecting a directory with .htaccess & mysql

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My goal is to have a directory password protected, and have the usernames and passwords stored in mysql.
After a little reading mod_authn_dbd sounded like what I needed.
I enabled the module and other associated with it.
I configured my .htaccess as follows.. and put it into the directory I'm trying to protect...

# mod_dbd configuration
DBDriver mysql
DBDParams "host=10.0.1.211 port=3306 dbname=test user=root password=my_password"

DBDMin 1
DBDKeep 8
DBDMax 20
DBDExptime 300

<Directory /Volumes/MacHD/webSite/Subscriber/>
# core authentication and mod_auth_basic configuration
# for mod_authn_dbd
AuthType Basic
AuthName "subscriber"
AuthBasicProvider dbd

# core authorization configuration
Require valid-user

# mod_authn_dbd SQL query to authenticate a user
AuthDBDUserPWQuery \
"SELECT password FROM password WHERE user = %s"
</Directory>


when I go to that directory in a web browser I get a Server error 500. My Apache error logs give me this error ".htaccess: DBDriver not allowed here"

According to http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_dbd.html#dbdriver I need the driver "apr_dbd_mysql.so.".
I'm assuming all the necessary APR's came with Apache??

I'm running an Xserve OS 10.6.3 server, Apache 2.2.14,  mysql 5.0.88

Any ideas? Thank you.

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