| 10:49 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The .htaccess file directives carry through from the first folder on through the *directory* tree. Therefore, if you have your directory of *my_www_root* and create an .htaccess file in it, it applies to every file and directory under that. For example, you create a sub-directory of *myprivatestuff* and the .htaccess file in *my_www_root* applies to that as well. Here is a sample .htaccess file you might place in *my_www_root*:
AuthName "Somewhat Secure Area"
<Limit GET POST>
You may want to start here [httpd.apache.org...] to learn more and then work your way into the right solution for you.
| 11:30 pm on Aug 5, 2003 (gmt 0)|
>> I have to project several directories, and wanted to do it in a central location, at the root. Or is it a better idea to put a htaccess file in each directory.
It's your choice, you can do both. First option gives easier maintenance.
Here's the exact method you are looking for: [httpd.apache.org...]
| 5:44 am on Aug 6, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|I have to project several directories, and wanted to do it in a central location,...gives easier maintenance. |
Thanks! I sure looked for that on the apache site, but didn't find it :(
One last question. How to include 2 directories.
I know *now* that to protect a directory, I do
<Directory directoryname> ... </Directory>
I suppose I can't just to
<Directory directoryname,otherdirectoryname> ... </Directory>
How to do it?
| 9:18 am on Aug 6, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Just set up two directory-blocks (one below the other) in your .htaccess fileŽ- then you can specify separate access rights for each.
| 4:38 pm on Aug 6, 2003 (gmt 0)|
here's another question in this same vein...
if i have a htaccess in the root and put a htaccess in a subdirectory, do the root's setting still carry into the subdirectory? i'm not explicitly turning off any of the previous settings... just adding to them... or do i need to put in a complete htaccess with the previous settings and the new ones?
hope that makes sense...
| 5:05 pm on Aug 6, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Thanks, everyone, for your replies! :)
| 10:29 pm on Aug 6, 2003 (gmt 0)|
>> do i need to put in a complete htaccess with the previous settings and the new ones?
As far as i know yes - lower level overrules higher level. To test it, place a blank htaccess inside a subdirectory of a password protected directory, then try requesting the sub directly (without going through the password protected directory). Possibly this behavior can be turned off somehow - others may know as i've never tried to do it.
Anyway, you can use the <Directory> ... </Directory> in your root to make separate (additional) settings for subfolders.