I want to temporarily password-protect a site.
I have an .htaccess file in the site root containing:
AuthType Basic AuthName "Example Site Name" AuthUserFile /home/my_username/.htpasswd Require valid-user
This throws up a login window when I access example.com, however, when I authenticate I get a 310 error:
This webpage has a redirect loop
The webpage at http://example.com/ has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer.
Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects.
Now, hitting example.com gives me this error every time without asking me to authenticate.
Why is this happening?