Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X, Part 4
Subject:   Internal Server Error
Date:   2002-03-12 21:11:07
From:   kak
Response to: Internal Server Error

I know I'm coming late to the party but I'm having the identical problem described previously. I've setup the .htpasswd file and it seems fine. I have setup a .htaccess file in the directory I want to protect.

Trying to access this directory gives me the 500 internal server error and then the 'AuthName takes one argument' warning in the error log.

I have created the file using sudo pico and then typing it straight in (so I assume the line endings are OK). Is this a correct assumption?

I definitely have quote around the Authname.

The full .htaccess file is:

AuthName "test"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /Library/WebServer/.htpasswd
require user david kim

Anything else I can try - this is killing me!

Oh, and one more thing - is it wise/unwise to use the httpd.conf file to change the name of the .ht files to something that can be more easily written to the system - like apple.htaccess or whatever?