for the benefit of others who stop by, it is usually located in the root directory of your webserver, and is usually not visible on ftp tools, since files name .* are usually hidden from display.
If you don’t have a .htaccess file already, you can create one, and upload it.Anonymous
.htaccess files can be made visible via FTP by refreshing the root with ‘-a’ (without the quotes) command.
Mine is under the “forbidden” folder and I can’t get it to work with Faked Folders plug-in. I’m running XAMPP Windows version (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html) as my local server for web development and testing purposes. It has an automatic installation script for WP.
Anyways, there’s a readme for the .htaccess file with the following instructions but I don’t a clue:
README mod_auth_remote ( Apache 2.0 authentication module )
This module is a very simple, lightweight method of setting up a single signon
system across multiple web-applicaitions hosted on different servers.
The actual authentication & authorization system is deployed on a single server
instead of each individual server. All other servers are built with
mod_auth_remote enabled. When a request comes in, mod_auth_remote obtains the
client username & password from the client via basic authentication scheme.
It then builds a HTTP header with authorization header built from the client’s
userid:passwd. mod_auth_remote then makes a HEAD request to the authentication
server. On reciept of a 2XX response, the client is validated; for all other
responses the client is not validated.
Why I wrote mod_auth_remote ?
I have a bunch of web applications running on a bunch of machines …
1) My authentication code is heavy & I don’t want to implement it on all
of your servers. (I use mod_perl and require a Database access to
2) Most of my web applications use a single signon
3) Two different applications running under the same server could access 2
different authentication models without any pain
— ok, no more marketing 🙂 ——
I enabled mod_auth_remote on my httpd like this …
1) cp mod_auth_remote.c modules/experimental/mod_auth_remote.c
2) apply patch ‘auth_remote.patch’ on ‘configure’ script.
3) ./configure –disable-auth –enable-auth_remote
‘httpd -l’ should show mod_auth_remote.c
My conf file looks like …
<Directory ~ “/application_1/”>
<Directory ~ “/application_2/”>
<Directory ~ “/application_3/”>
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