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I have a phpMyAdmin folder. So first I set .htaccess folder and type this in it.

AuthUserFile /var/www/html/phpMyAdmin-3.4/.htpasswd
AuthName "phpMyAdmin Login Page"
AuthType Basic
Require valid-user

The I created the username and password using this command

sudo htpasswd -c .htpasswd iamadmin

...and I could see both the .htaccess and .htpasswd files are in the folder. But when I go my link it never prompt for the additional username and password. My OS is centos 6.2

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You will most likely need to configure your server to allow AuthConfig directives in .htpasswd files. Add an

AllowOverride AuthConfig

in a suitable place in your httpd configuration (/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf) file and restart apache

service httpd restart

See also the apache docs

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@lain I have done this # # Each directory to which Apache has access can be configured with respect # to which services and features are allowed and/or disabled in that # directory (and its subdirectories). # # First, we configure the "default" to be a very restrictive set of # features. # <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride AuthConfig </Directory> Then I restary my httpd still the same. Still no difference anything I am missing is it? –  user111196 May 13 '12 at 12:18
I would check to see if there are other AllowOverride directives that are restricting access to other directories that may be causing you problems. –  Iain May 13 '12 at 17:34

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