and then I created a file called .htpasswd using the command from apache called htpasswd by typing
/www/bin/htpasswd -c /www/secure_passwd/.htpasswd jason
so I can view the file and see my encrypted file but when I got to my webservers index.html I don't get prompted for a password. What did I do wrong? Do I have to mess with my httpd.conf file? I don't get why its not working and I can't seem to see a solution in google. ideas? thanks..