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I have quite a basic setup

<Directory "/var/www/">
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Restricted Access
    AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/users
    Require valid-user

This works fine except one aspect, i am using uplodify swfupload and it can't upload files because it triggers a 401 error.

Is there any way the uploader can bypass this?

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Turn off authentication for the upload folder:

<Directory "/path/to/upload/folder">
    Satisfy Any

You can also do it for only one file with Files directive.

Another way is the pass session ID to the upload script.

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AuthType Basic sends the userid/password with each request. there is no session ID. You should be able to specify that info in the URL – Chris Nava Jul 29 '11 at 14:03

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