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Hi! :) I'm trying to configure the httpd.conf file to use directory passwords for the pages chapter_1.html and chapter_2.html, but I'm having some trouble. I can't even get Apache to start now. I've added AllowOverride AuthConfig and have done this so far:

#Change AccessFileName if you used htaccess rather than .htaccess

AccessFileName htaccess

#Also, add these lines to turn on authentication for your chapter_1 and chapter_2 folders

AllowOverride AuthConfig

...except that I couldn't change AccessFileName .htaccess because no such text exists in my httpd.conf file. I have Windows XP and I've searched and searched but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong here. If someone could please help, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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Hi Andierosebud,


Did you read my article here: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/apache/ ... e-website/ regarding how-to setup password security using the .htaccess?


That's the first place I would start. you should be able to put a custom .htaccess file into each subfolder in order to get the password working there.


Let me know if you have problems after reading the article.

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