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Trouble setting up basic user authentication on apache2 web server

Hey guys!

So I decided to set up some basic user authentication on my apache2 server, and I am running into some problems. I followed the documentation provided by apache on their website, but I cant create the password file for some reason. I did a little trouble shooting myself, and found out that I need to use htpasswd2.1 as opposed to htpasswd(which is nowhere to be found).

The specific part I am stuck with, is running this command:

htpasswd2.1 -c /opt/apache2/passwords user1

It's displaying htpasswd2.1: command not found.

I am completely stuck, and seeking assistance. Thanks in advance for taking the time to review this.
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First, file ./htpasswd2.1 to make sure its what you think it is.

I'm surprised your distribution didn't come with htpasswd though. It might be a slightly different name -- htpasswd instead of htpasswd2.1 -- or not in your PATH. Try whereis htpasswd
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Hey Corona, thanks alot for your help.

So I ran that command , and got the following:

./htpasswd2.1: troff or preprocessor input text

As for the htpasswd, I read a couple other forums and someone said if you are using apache2, it should be htpasswd2. The only thing with that is, I have a htpasswd2.1 and no htpasswd to be found.

I ran that command as you suggested, and nothing is coming up

whereis htpasswd
htpasswd:
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As I suspected, the file you have is not a program -- it is a manual page.

What is your distribution? That would help explain where htpasswd is hiding, or what you need to install to have it. (You really shouldn't go around running random files you downloaded from the internet.)

Quote:
As for the htpasswd, I read a couple other forums and someone said if you are using apache2, it should be htpasswd2
That advice may be a little old. On my system, htpasswd and htpasswd2 are the same program.

Code:
$ ls -l /usr/sbin/htpasswd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18688 May 23  2014 /usr/sbin/htpasswd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root    18 May 23  2014 /usr/sbin/htpasswd2 -> /usr/sbin/htpasswd

$

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Originally Posted by Corona688
As I suspected, the file you have is not a program -- it is a manual page.

What is your distribution? That would help explain where htpasswd is hiding, or what you need to install to have it. (You really shouldn't go around running random files you downloaded from the internet.)
Im running openSUSE linux.
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Is it hiding in /usr/sbin? ls -l /usr/sbin/htpass*
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Originally Posted by Corona688
Is it hiding in /usr/sbin? ls -l /usr/sbin/htpass*
Doesnt look like it.

ls -l /usr/sbin/htpass*
ls: cannot access /usr/sbin/htpass*: No such file or directory
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