First post, so please be gentle!
I am trying to set up limited access to a folder on my website, and have been playing with .htaccess and .htpasswd files. Now, I know that I have entered the correct path for the .htpasswd file as I get a password request up when I browse to the index file in the folder where the .htaccess file is stored. I then enter the username/password I added to the .htpasswd file, it accepts them, but the page displayed is blank, even though the content exists.
My .htaccess code is:
and my password file contains one login record.
AuthName "Website Admin"
Am I missing something?
I have removed the .htacces file and it works as expected, so it must be something to do with that but I don't know what else I need to do/add/change to get it working.
Last edited by bsccwebmaster; 04-15-2009 at 03:47 PM.
Do you have an index file or are you expecting a directory index?
Now, I know that I have entered the correct path for the .htpasswd file as I get a password request up when I browse to the index file in the folder where the .htaccess file is stored. I then enter the username/password I added to the .htpasswd file, it accepts them, but the page displayed is blank, even though the content exists.
What is your index file called?
If you have an index file, try adding
or if you don't try adding
Also try adding
(You could change / to a file for people who fail to login.)
# HTTP Error 401 - Unauthorized
ErrorDocument 401 /
I have published the files (it's a frameset, with an index file which loads the frameset together), and if I type the path to the index file in my browser, it asks for the password and then displays an blank page. I then deleted both .htaccess and .htpassword, and tried to open one of the images in one of the subfolders, but got an error indicating that there was a .htaccess in the subfolder, though it did not show up in the site browser via Dreamweaver. I then installed an FTP client and set that to show hidden files, and that did not show any .htaccess files either. I then tried to delete the remote files (including folders), but got an error when trying to delete the folder the images were in.
Anyway, to cut a long story short - my plan was to create an protected area for specific people to be able to access photographs for download, but the site is running out of space and I am unable to progress this.
Many thanks for your suggestions - if the space issue gets sorted, I will have a try of these and see what happens.
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