Basic authentication using Apache Rule with Fedora


Two months back i got requirement of do basic authentication for testing site server. So Google or any search engine site cannot index the testing sites.

We are using Fedora as Operating System and Apache as webserver on our testing machine. We hosted more than fifteen test sites on that server.

I successfully created basic authentication on server.

Use following commands:

#su

#ROOT_PASSWORD

#vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

in that file you need to insert following lines.

AccessFileName htaccess.acl .htaccess

# htpasswd -c /home/USER/pwd.txt USER(you can define your user of stystem.)

New password: mypassword
Re-type new password: mypassword

That sit. Your username and password is set for popup.

Now you need to only create or update your .htaccess  file. You can create or find .htaccess file in your project folder.

Use or copy and paste following code in that file: (.htaccess file)

AuthUserFile /home/USER/pwd.txt
AuthName "Protected"
AuthType Basic

<Limit GET POST>
require valid-user
</Limit>

I following exact method for my server and projects. It is working perfect for me.

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About Purab Kharat

I am WordPress and Drupal Architect. I worked on many technologies like Ruby on Rails, Flex, PHP etc... I am Purab Kharat from India, Pune. I love to play chess and listen music and read books. I work in SY Smartsourcing Global Pvt Ltd in Princeton, NJ, USA. Now I am living at Plainsboro, 164 Hampshire Drive, Princeton Meadows, NJ. I have more then Ten years experience in Web Application Development (Specially in Php 5.0, Ruby on Rails, Mysql 5.0, RIA, Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Ecommerce)

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