Hi all,

I set apache with directory authentication. But whenever I access the folder which provide access authentication, the window which ask for username and password indeed pop-up [seems ready to accept authentication] but whenever I login using the accounts which I previously made / allowed
to access my private directory It just won't make the user pass.

I invoked the following to see if indeed the users were made and it provides:

# /usr/sbin/dbmmanage /etc/httpd/dbmpasswd view
user1:R3b5cytY6RH0o
ruser2:tLmz9AB0i5Us6

Also, here's my http.conf entries

<Directory /var/www/html/private/>
Options None
AllowOverride AuthConfig
AuthName "Restricted Area"
AuthType Basic
AuthDBMType GDBM
AuthDBMUserFile /etc/httpd/dbmpasswd
require valid-user user1 user2
</Directory>

I provided a chmod 640 access permission and chown root.www on the /etc/httpd/dbmpasswd file. But nothing seem to give good news.
Httpd restart produce no error. HTTP access.log and error.log likewise did not give any errors.

It seems that the entries "AuthDBMUserFile /etc/httpd/dbmpasswd" was not giving any effect even if I restarted the http service.

I'm stuck for so many weeks now figuring-out the problem. Hope you expert out there can contribute a solution to my BIG PROBLEM.

A million 10ks in advance.