<Directory "/var/www/html"> . . AllowOverride All . . </Directory>
AuthUserFile /var/www/html/private/.htpasswd AuthName "My Private DIR" AuthType Basic <Limit GET POST> require valid-user </Limit>
Use -c for fist user
# htpasswd -c /var/www/html/private/.htpasswd admin # chmod 644 /var/www/html/private/.htaccess # chmod 644 /var/www/html/private/.htpasswd
On your command line:
Install mod_headers sudo a2enmod headers service apache2 restart
and then in your htaccess file add following lines:
<Files *.*> ForceType application/octet-stream Header set Content-Disposition attachment </Files>
<Files "TED.mp4"> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 </Files>
First, note that restarting httpd is not necessary for .htaccess files. .htaccess files are specifically for people who don't have root - ie, don't have access to the httpd server config file, and can't restart the server. As you're able to restart the server, you don't need .htaccess files and can use the main server config directly.
Secondly, if .htaccess files are being ignored, you need to check to see that AllowOverride is set correctly. See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/core.html#allowoverride for details. You need to also ensure that it is set in the correct scope - ie, in the right block in your configuration. Be sure you're NOT editing the one in the block, for example.
Third, if you want to ensure that a .htaccess file is in fact being read, put garbage in it. An invalid line, such as "INVALID LINE HERE", in your .htaccess file, will result in a 500 Server Error when you point your browser at the directory containing that file. If it doesn't, then you don't have AllowOverride configured correctly.
Configure Apache mod_rewrite
add the following code to /etc/apache2/sites-available/default
BY: Pejman Moghadam, Farid Ahmadian
TAG: htaccess, htpasswd, apache
DATE: 2015-04-25 00:21:22
With many thanks and best wishes for dear Pejman Moghadam, someone who taught me alot in linux and life :)