Another title might be Apache 2 Authentication on SUSE OES using eDirectory and .htaccess

Anyways, I found out how to do this and it was very simple. I found this on Novell’s OES web services forum.

Posted by Brian Snipes:
Edir (through LDAP) authentication to a web server directory on OES/Linux

In the section, change the AllowOverride line to:
AllowOverride Limit AuthConfig
Then restart apache2.

Place a .htaccess file in the directory to require authentication for. Here is a .htaccess file example that searches from the root of the tree for the user. If the user is coming from the 192.168/16 network, no username or password is asked for in this example.

Satisfy any

Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from 192.168.

AuthName “Restricted Access”
AuthType Basic
AuthLDAPURL ldap://
require valid-user

You can specify a particular context and for it not to search subcontainers with a line like this:


I might add that it works great now! I was able to setup a password protected site at work to post our Safety Videos and other protected content to.