With Apache2 how may I require a valid user for every page except these special pages which can be seen by anybody?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Update in response to comments; here is a working apache2 config:
<Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> # require authentication for everything not specificly excepted <Location / > AuthType Basic AuthName "whatever" AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/htpasswd Require valid-user AllowOverride all </Location> # allow standard apache icons to be used without auth (e.g. MultiViews) <Location /icons> allow from all Satisfy Any </Location> # anyone can see pages in this tree <Location /special_public_pages> allow from all Satisfy Any </Location>