View Full Version : [SOLVED] Apache: how to use htpasswd?

July 9th, 2010, 03:06 AM
Currently trying to setup my MythWeb as password protected website.

I changed listening port from 80 to 81 and have port 81 forwarded from my router since I already have a different computer forwarding port 80 for my main web site.

Up to this point mythweb works fine

Ran these commands try to setup a password:
htpasswd - c /var/www/htpasswd root

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/enabled-sites/mythweb.conf (not sure if this is the correct file to modify)
added the following below the line <Directory "/var/www/mythweb">
AuthType Basic
AuthName "My Private Directory"
AuthUserFile "/var/www/htpasswd"
Require valid-user

now I'm getting error from other computer on my LAN to
"Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at"

-- New to Ubuntu: I'm a Windows user who is trying to get away from Windows :p

PS: Loving this feature in MythBuntu with setup recording over the web, something Media Center can't do. Just trying to make it more secure now.

July 9th, 2010, 05:14 AM
Fixed it the </Directory> is not needed.

-- Love it when can answer your own questions :D