[mod_python] Sessions & user management

Dominique.Holzwarth at ch.delarue.com Dominique.Holzwarth at ch.delarue.com
Tue Mar 25 02:42:10 EDT 2008

Hello graham

The problem had something to do with apache not running correctly on windows vista. After I reinstalled apache following some guide for vista it's working as intended now.
I'm gonna try it on windows xp now as well, which hopefully shouldn't be that troublesome!


-----Original Message-----
From: Graham Dumpleton [mailto:graham.dumpleton at gmail.com] 
Sent: Montag, 24. März 2008 05:04
To: Holzwarth, Dominique (Berne Bauhaus)
Cc: mod_python at modpython.org
Subject: Re: [mod_python] Sessions & user management

On 21/03/2008, Dominique.Holzwarth at ch.delarue.com
<Dominique.Holzwarth at ch.delarue.com> wrote:
> I've tried to secure different server-directories with different user groups now but it doesn't seem to work...

How doesn't it work?

> here's what I've added in the httpd.conf:
> <Directory "C:/Program Files/Apache Software 
> Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs/GUI">  AuthType Basic  AuthName 
> "Restricted Files"
>  AuthBasicProvider file
>  AuthUserFile "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htaccess/authfile"
>  AuthGroupFile "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htaccess/groupfile"
>  Require valid-user
> </Directory>
> <Directory "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs/GUI/private">
>   Require group developer
> </Directory>

What is the Satisfy directive in Apache configuration set to?

> the authfile is located in the directory stated above and looks like this:
> user3:$apr1$qJ3.....$lv0tLx5G7AHMooDbVSwXb/
> user1:$apr1$2N3.....$a7s3qCpdNqmWDj1VnWyQ20
> user2:$apr1$VN3.....$7vbus7toyHoXh0CVzyL2O0
> the groupfile looks like this:
> developer: user1 user2
> translator: user3
> I'm not completely sure wether I need the "" for the path-locations or 
> not. But I tried it both ways and it never worked... my system is 
> windows vista btw (don't if that matters...)
> Would be nice if anyone could give me some hints what could be wrong...

A bit more information about what URLs you are using, what you are seeing happen etc, would help otherwise can only guess.


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