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Some Failed Tests Activating AskApache Password Protect (9 posts)

  1. DebNCgal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just activated AskApache Password Protect. Two tests failed:

    mod_security capability
    plain encryption capability

    Should I click on the "Continue to AskApache Password Protection Setup"? Or is there something I need to modify on the server first?

    Thanks.

  2. DebNCgal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Also, assuming I get the two errors resolved for AskApache Password Protect, is there any conflict with running it and the Login Lockdown plugin?

  3. tonicwater
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Deb,

    I got the same 2 errors you described. Don't bother submitting the password... it locked me out of my wp-admin. If you come across the solution, would appreciate if you drop a note here.

    Tx,
    Tw

  4. DebNCgal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    tonicwater, I've ended up putting this issue on the back burner for the moment, but I'll definitely report back with any resolution I may find when I do get back to it. Please do the same. Sure would love to get this plugin working -- just not sure how to get past these errors. Thanks for the warning not to submit the password.

  5. tonicwater
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Deb,

    Yup. Am resorting to reading up AskApache's documentation. Hope this gets fixed soon - its an important plugin alright.

    Cheers,
    Tw

  6. mytec5
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    tonicwater, just delete the .htaccess in your wp-admin directory. Problem solved.

  7. tonicwater
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi mytec, you're right. Realized the simple fix after reading the documentation. Thanks.

    On a second note... I realized that the AskApache plugin version 2.0 (found it lurking in my archives) that I found IS working after I activated it. Sure, it made noise about having an updated version, but for now, seems to be serving its purpose.

    Not sure about later versions though... if anyone of you managed to get it working, do drop a note here.

    Cheers,
    Tw

  8. DebNCgal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I hadn't realized the .htaccess file was the problem. Thanks a lot for your input, mytec5. tonicwater, it sounds like you were going to be reporting that, too. Thanks! I'll mark this as resolved.

  9. DebNCgal
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, I'm finally getting back to this issue as I near the launch of my blog.

    I must admit some confusion still about implementing AskApache. Earlier I had temporarily deactivated it and went on to working on other things. It's now upgraded to 4.3.2. When I activated it again now, I'm still getting errors on:

    mod_security capability
    plain encryption capability

    It was suggested above that the .htaccess file in the wp-adm directory be deleted in order to resolve these errors. However, there is no .htaccess file in the wp-admin folder. (I do have hidden files set to be visible in my FTP program.)

    This website is a subdomain of my main website. There's a .htaccess file and a .htpasswda1 file in the root folder of this subdomain (both dated today, around the time I activated AskApache).

    And there's a .htaccess file one level above this subdomain (with a May date on it). Is this one maybe causing the errors? If so, is there any reason I should be concerned about deleting it?

    I think I'd like to get this plugin working, although I'm really not sure. Can someone give some guidance about the "necessity" of using this plugin, as well as some input on how to correct these errors?

    I do appreciate any help. Thanks.

    Deb

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