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02-04-2004, 08:07 PM
I recently set up my ".htaccess" at << You DONT have to look if you dont want too

Now, I enter
"admin" as my username, and "k7YuHeFv"
(Without the quotes) as my password...

However, I came accross a tutorial site that had said it will encrypt your password for you if you type it in the box
So I typed in k7YuHeFv - and it said it had "encrypted" it
so it came out with this wLhGEkTk9tqkA

So then it said beneath that, make your htpasswd
file like this:


then save it as htpasswd

So I did that, but for some reason it doesn't work on my login?
Does anyone know why this is occuring?
IE: Go to if you want...
And enter admin as the username, and k7YuHeFv
As the password.... Notice it doesn't work....
Would anyone know why that is?
Do I need to change the wLhGEkTk9tqkA
to my actual password I want maybe?


02-05-2004, 03:21 PM
your server is apache on windows , you probably got the password hash from a site running *NIX , whilst htpasswd program is essentially the same on both , *NIX & win32 use different hashing algorithms.

as you have apache you probably have the htpasswd program in c:/program files/apache group/apache/bin/ (or similar)

use that to create your password files and they will work ( open a dos window and cd to the /bin directory and type `htpasswd --help` for more info )

02-05-2004, 03:47 PM
And is this doesn't seem to have anything to do with PHP let's move it to the Other Server Side Issues forum....