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Create protected web-access user folders via Apache
Authored by: rattler14 on Oct 04, '04 11:21:25AM

Talk about odd timing. I was just updating my site to include all of the .htaccess files to protect certain sections of my site. Quick question, has anyone else had any luck using

AuthType Digest vs AuthType Basic?

Essentially, Digest is a more secure version using MD5 checksums vs just sending it "in the clear" as basic does (from what I've read). Unfortunately, Digest gives me all sorts of internal errors (much like digestion for humans ;) from the server.

Great tip though, I look forward to reading up more on the rewrite module.



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Create protected web-access user folders via Apache
Authored by: macshome on Oct 04, '04 02:57:14PM

AFAIK, you need to run Mac OS X Server and use a Password Server account to be able to use the MD5 digest logins. We use this for our iCal WebDAV shares at work.



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Create protected web-access user folders via Apache
Authored by: rattler14 on Oct 04, '04 05:24:42PM

hmmm, even if i installed the server-logistics apache 2.0.48 complete package (meaning I turn of websharing via system preferences and run apachectl from /Library/Apache2/htdocs/)? It seems to include the module un-commented by default.

Not a huge deal, I'm just playing around with things now. Eventually would like to use such features. I'll send an e-mail to the apache dev/support team.



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