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I have the following

    location /admin {
            auth_pam              "Secure Zone";
            auth_pam_service_name "nginx";

            if (-f $request_filename) {
                    expires max; 

            if ($request_filename !~ "\.(js|htc|ico|gif|jpg|png|css)$") {
                   rewrite ^(.*) /admin.php last;

If I comment out the rewrite I get the htpasswd box.. with it in there I ignores it completely. I need all my /admin/* urls to get the admin.php script and that script handles the routes.

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location /admin { auth_pam "Secure Zone"; auth_pam_service_name "nginx"; try_files $uri $uri/ /admin.php; location ~* \.(js|htc|ico|gif|jpg|png|css)$ { access_log off; expires max; } }

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BROKEN!!! http://wiki.nginx.org/IfIsEvil

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