Step 6 : Configure Apache for HTTP basic authentication

Create login details for an authenticated user for the Apache web server, and add the location of your authentication file to the Apache configuration file.

You must configure Apache to support HTTP basic authentication by adding the required modules.

Refer to the Apache Web server documentation for more information.
Once the Apache Web server supports HTTP basic authentication, you must:
  1. Add an user to the Apache Web server basic authentication file with the same login and password as defined for the client.
    Apache provides the tool htpasswd that you can use to create the file and add the user. To add the user mylogin with the password mypassword to a new file called myusers:
    $ htpasswd -c myusers mylogin mypassword
    Note: To add additional users, remove the option '-c'.
  2. Add an Apache Web server location directive that enables you to group several directives for one URL. (In the example, the URL is /fastcgi/ws/r/MyWebService).

    The following example (based on Apache 2.0) defines the HTTP authentication type (Basic), with a user file (user-basic) containing the login and password of those who are allowed to access the service.

      <Location /fastcgi/ws/r/MyWebService>
         AllowOverride None
         Order allow,deny
         Allow from all
         # Basic HTTP authenticate configuration
         AuthName "Top secret"
         AuthType Basic
         AuthUserFile "D:/Apache-Server/conf/authenticate/myusers"
         Require valid-user # Means any user in the password file

    For more information about Apache Web server directives, refer to the Apache Web Server manual.