I want to protect an entire virtual host in Apache, but I still want to allow public access to a single file. The virtual host proxies all requests to a Tomcat server on the back end. What's the best way to do this?
I tried setting up my virtual host definition as follows, but it still requires a password for the file I want to be exposed publicly:
<VirtualHost *> ServerName example.com <Location / > Order Allow,Deny Allow from all AuthType Basic AuthName "Restricted Access" AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/secrets.htpasswd Require valid-user </Location> <Location /foo/bar.html> Order Allow,Deny Allow from all </Location> </VirtualHost>