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I've included the following in http.conf to password protect the root directory and all subdirectories:

<Directory /root>
    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Restricted Files"
    AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache/passwd/passwords
    Require user dummy

However I would like to allow all access to a subdirectory, subdirectory but the following code I've included in http.conf isn't working

<Directory /root/subdirectory>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Allow from all

How would I prevent the default behavior of htpasswd from working on that subdirectory?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Use Satisfy Any:

<Directory /root/subdirectory>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Allow from all
    Satisfy any
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