I have basic auth from the root directory for Apache. I am setting it like so.


 <Location />
    AuthType Basic
    AuthUserFile xxxxxxxx
    AuthName "Restricted Area"
    Require valid-user

Since this setting is set at root, it overrides the Basic Auth for Nagios rendering Nagios inoperable. I tried to exclude the Nagios directory by doing

  <Location /nagios>
    Allow from all
    Satisfy any

But that disabled authentication all together since it takes presidence against the Nagios settings.

What is the correct way of excluding just the Nagios sub-directory?

1 Answer 1


Try using the "Directory" directive instead of the "Location" directive. Locations tend to have a wider scope which makes fine-grained control more difficult.

  • And make sure you have the correct AllowOverride AuthConfig in place to allow the subdirectory permissions to have effect. Feb 22, 2011 at 13:43
  • That did it! Thanks, taking note on the Location scope vs Directory.
    – Saifis
    Feb 22, 2011 at 15:42

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