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ReallyLinux: Password Protect Your Webserver Pages

Apr 21, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea W. Cordingly)

"Managing user access to a Linux Intranet server is extremely easy and quick. Yet, I find some new administrators get frustrated by the lack of complete information. In some HOWTO guides, details regarding .htaccess are given, without mentioning that the Apache must be configured. My hope is that this brief article gives a complete look at managing access with the use of Apache overrides and .htaccess. Since the goal is to make it as easy as pie, I will cut the techno talk and get to the point.

"First, although this article applies to just about any Apache/Linux web server, it is most beneficial in the context of Intranet servers or when a website needs to control or secure certain web pages within directories for a set of specific users..."

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