I'm running a wamp server on a windows xp box.
I have a .htaccess file that contains
AuthType Basic AuthName "restricted area" AuthUserFile C:/wamp/www/.htpasswd require valid-user
and a password file .htpasswd
password = password
The .htaccess file sits in a subdir called "NewCats" (the folder im trying to protect) and the password file sits in the root dir (i tried it in the newcats folder and it didn't work there either.
the document root is
so what am i doing wrong? (also i used this site to create the hashes http://www.htaccesstools.com/htpasswd-generator/)