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Hi everyone! I created .htaccess file and then I used a htpasswd -c utility to generate a .htpasswd. I inserted the exact location of the password in the .htaccess file ...
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    Why would .htaccess not let me in?


    Hi everyone! I created .htaccess file and then I used a htpasswd -c utility to generate a .htpasswd. I inserted the exact location of the password in the .htaccess file and I added "require user someuser" . Then when I am trying to open the protected web page I get a prompt, just like supposed to, but it doesn't let me login after I put the correct username and password in there. I tried different .htpasswd generation tools but I still can't log in. Here is my .htaccess file:

    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Restricted Files"
    AuthUserFile /usr/local/somedir/.htpasswd
    Require user someuser

    Where should I look for the possible fix to this problem?
    Thank you.

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    Try this:
    Code:
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Restricted Files"
    AuthUserFile /usr/local/somedir/.htpasswd
    Require valid-user
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