Apache is hosted on CentOS5.5 server. There needs to be password protected stuff in the /services/apache/htdocs/TOOLS directory. Basic information is provided under. It so appears that the .htpasswd file is not being read properly. Apache does have read access to the .htpasswd file.
Could you tell me what appears to be the source of problem?
[Mon Nov 15 11:40:32 2010] [crit] [client 10.25.3.34] configuration error: couldn't check access. No groups file?: /TOOLS/
RELATED CONFIG in httpd.conf FILE
#Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
# AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
# It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
# Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
# Controls who can get stuff from this server.
Allow from all
LOCATION AND PERMISSION OF THE REQUIRED FILES
-rw-r--r-- 1 root apache 157 Nov 15 11:14 /services/www/htdocs/TOOLS/.htaccess
-rw-r--r-- 1 root apache 18 Nov 15 11:00 /services/www/htdocs/TOOLS/.htpasswd
CONTENTS OF .htaccess FILE
AuthName "Access is Denied. Enter password"
<Limit GET POST>