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Q: PHP pages bypassing .htaccess file ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: PHP pages bypassing .htaccess file
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: slicknick22-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 24 Apr 2006 18:50 PDT
Expires: 24 May 2006 18:50 PDT
Question ID: 722460
I'm running a Wiki written in php on a Apache/CGI system. Accessing
the file 'index.php' directly (or any other php file, for that matter)
bypasses basic authentication and no username/password is requested,
even though 'index.php' is in the protected directory. HTML and other
files do require user authentication, so I know that
.htaccess/.htpasswd generally works. The CGI (vs. Module)
implementation means that I don't have "hooks" into the Apache
.htaccess authentication globals. Is there a way to force .htaccess
style basic authentication before a php file in a protected directory
is executed? I'd prefer not to modify my php application if I don't
have to. Many, many thanks in advance for your much valued assistance!
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