[TriLUG] htaccess multilayer question

Jeffrey Macko jmacko at macko.net
Tue Aug 17 09:22:03 EDT 2010

I believe it's by design:

>From http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/howto/htaccess.html

.htaccess files (or "distributed configuration files") provide a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file, containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular document directory, and the directives apply to that directory, and all subdirectories thereof.

You probably want to look into converting your .htaccess info into <Directory> entries in your server configuration which permits better control.


-----Original Message-----
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf Of Roy Vestal
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:21 AM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: [TriLUG] htaccess multilayer question

Hi all,
  I have a dev server that I have the main webdir setup with .htaccess. 
I have multiple dirs below that to which I would like to have
*different* creds using .htaccess.

Currently I have:


When accessing http://site/dir1, I can connect using the creds listed in http://site/dir1/.htaccess. However, after authenticating, it asks for the creds from http://site/.htaccess

So, how do I get it to check ONLY the http://site/dir1/.htaccess creds?  
I've been all over docs.apache.org, tldp, and google. Nothing has worked so far.

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