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My 1st question is: Im having a web iPage hosting service and How do I change my ID? Hoping for any comment. My other question... I am having a little problem with access control to my admin area..

I put a .htaccess file in my admin folder and a .htpasswd file to another place. In my .htaccess file I put the .htpasswd (pointed to it). Does the .htpasswd have to be in a special place or what?.

I am running my own web server on windows xp professional..

Do I have to configure apache in any way to make it work? If so, what do I have to do..

When I go to the admin section and I insert user & password it does not work...

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

In your Apache/bin directory there is a program, htpasswd.exe, that makes the password file for you..

Htpasswd -c passwordfile username password.

I think windows Apache requires MD5 so if you made the password on some iPage website it may only be Crypt...

Comment #2

I completed the .htaccess setup..

I put a htpasswd file to another place on the server. But it does not work at all. When I go to the admin section I am asked for usernam and password but it does not let me into the admin section..

I put my htpasswd to this directory /www/users/test/htpasswd..

Comment #3

So I take it in your .htaccess file you have a line that says....

AuthUserFile /www/users/test/htpasswd/.htpasswd.

That was the other mistake that I made, I never put the actual filename at the end of the address! I just put the directory not the file..

I am sorry if I teaching you to suck eggs, I am sure you know all of this already..

Regards,.

Naz..

Comment #4

I have been trying various methoods doing the access and password files but it does not seem to recognise the password and I cannot enter the admin area..

Getting realy frustrated.....

Comment #5

Do you have access to a control panel (cpanel) if so, things are in there..

Else if you have access to the shell, just a few steps to create the files...

Comment #6

I run this on my own web server running xp professional..

Please explain to my step by step how I do this, setting up the access and password file, chanches to apache/php or whatever..

My web root is at c:/www/???.

I would put my htaccess file in /www/???/admin folder.

Would it be okay to put the htpasswd file into a new folder, exampla, c:/www/passwords/???/htpasswd..

Comment #7

I am having a little problem with access control to my admin area..

I put a .htaccess file in my admin folder and a .htpasswd file to another place. In my .htaccess file I put the .htpasswd (pointed to it). Does the .htpasswd have to be in a special place or what?.

I am running my own web server on windows xp professional..

Do I have to configure apache in any way to make it work? If so, what do I have to do..

When I go to the admin section and I insert user & password it does not work...

Comment #8

I take you have used an encrypted password within your .htpasswd file? (Sorry if I insult you, it's just I made the very same mistake first time round!).

The other thing is to check that you are using a server path to point to your .htpasswd from your .htaccess - relative paths as far as I know do not work. So you should have something like /usr/home/public/.htpasswd.

I am used to working with unix servers so I don't know what the windows equivelant will be.....

Good luck and I hope this helps!..

Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.