Basic authentication using .htaccess file problem

Gilbert Sebenste sebenste at weather3.admin.niu.edu
Mon Feb 20 22:17:09 UTC 2006


Hello all,

I have a problem, and I hope someone here can point me the right way.
Two different machines, running httpd and httpd.conf, both Fedora Core 4.

I have some directories I want passworded on those machines. I
developed .htaccess files to do this. It looks like this:

AuthType Basic
AuthName "The Directory Of Stuff"
AuthUserFile /directory/directory/directory/passwordfile
require valid-user

"Passwordfile" is the actual name of the file with the passwords in it, 
created by htpasswd. Now, on one machine, this works fine. On the other, 
it won't let me log in. The "enter login and password" box comes up, but 
it's like the users don't exist.

A look in the Apache logs shows this:

[Mon Feb 20 15:58:13 2006] [error] [client 202.11.22.33] MySQL ERROR: 
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 
'/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
[Mon Feb 20 15:58:13 2006] [error] [client 202.11.22.33] MySQL user 
marymary not found: /directory/directory/directory
[Mon Feb 20 15:58:16 2006] [error] [client 202.11.22.23] MySQL ERROR: 
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 
'/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
[Mon Feb 20 15:58:16 2006] [error] [client 202.11.22.23] MySQL user 
marymary not found: /directory/directory/directory

"Marymary" and the IP are fictitous, I replaced the real IPs and usernames 
with that. I created both user names and passwords on each machine (IE, I 
didn't copy any files over). Any idea what could be wrong? I am fully 
patched doing "yum update". And it works on one machine, but not the 
other. Very odd.

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Gilbert Sebenste                                                     ********
(My opinions only!)                                                  ******
Staff Meteorologist, Northern Illinois University                      ****
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