hello everyone, and thank you for your help. I'm new to your forum and I look forward to some good times.
I am a novice at apache and am trying to protect my directories. I could use one of those management programs, but that wouldn't be any fun, right?
anyway, I opted to go with .htaccess and have been reading up on it. I created my .htaccess file, and then my password file using htpasswd.
AuthName "Please Input Credentials"
require user user1
Then, I changed the httpd.conf file to read the following, and I restarted the service using 'service httpd restart'
this is a fresh install of apache on Fedora 17. The default index.html file will pop up on the web browser with no authentication.
Any thoughts? Thanks again!