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I am trying to setup an authentication for a directory on a ubuntu server and when i sign in i get a 500 Internal Server Error

I have the following:

 AuthUserFile .htpasswd
 AuthName "Sign In"
 AuthType Basic
 Require eMA

I also tried the POST GET and valid-user

the htpaswd file is in the same directory as the htaccess.

I cant seem to figure out what would be causing this any ideas?

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I assume you use apache webserver. Most probably you will find the cause of the error in the error_log file which can be found in /var/log/apache2 according to

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+1 I bet AllowOverrides isn't properly set. – BenGC Aug 7 '11 at 19:32

AuthUserFile /app/seguridad/.htpasswd AuthName "Area Protegida" AuthType Basic

require user francisco

Para solucionar tuve que editar el siguiente archivo vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf Y agregar la siguientes lineas: 33 LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/ 34 LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/ 35 LoadModule authz_user_module modules/

Y listo! Solucionado. Espero haberte ayudado. Saludos, Francisco.

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