authorization realm in rails context
I have setup a virtual host using the EasyRailsWithSuEXEC template, and I have instantiated it. Lite Speed is properly passing on control to the Rails application. The URL "http://mydomain.com/admin" returns a page generated by Rails. I want to add a context to this virtual host that will limit access to the URI "/admin" using an authorization realm.
In the virtual host's Security pane, I added a password file based realm which has a single user entry. Once this was done, I went to the virtual host's Context pane and added a second context. I assigned it a "Rails" type. I set the URI for this context to "/admin". I set the realm to the newly created realm. I left the Location setting blank.
I saved the context definition. This second context had a sequence of 2. The first Rails context (for URI "/") had a sequence of 1. I applied the changes, and clicked on "Graceful Restart". The web server would not start after that. I even tried rebooting the computer and then executing the "lswsctrl start" command, but the thread for the Lite Speed server would crash with a KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE error message. I needed to reinstall Lite Speed, version 2.2.2, to get the server running again.
Once again I tried applying an authorization realm, but this time I created a new context of type "Static". I set the URI to "/admin", set the realm to the one I created, and left Location blank. I also set Accessible to "No". I saved, applied the changes, and restarted the server. The server didn't crash this time. When I tried to access the /admin URI on the virtual host, I received a "403 Access Denied" page. The server did not ask me for username and password. I went back and changed the context setting Accessible to "Yes". After applying this change, the /admin page was returned, and once again the server failed to ask for username and password.
What am I doing wrong? How do I set up the server to limit access to a particular URI in a Rails application?
I am running Lite Speed on a PowerPC-based, dual processor PowerMac G5, Mac OS X 10.4.8.