RFE: new Context "authentication"

Discussion in 'Feedback/Feature Requests' started by ts77, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. ts77

    ts77 Well-Known Member

    Hello folks,

    I'd really like to see a simple "authentication"-context in lsws in one of the coming versions.
    I'm especially interested in the settings:
    Authentication Name

    for protecting a directory or file from public access like that.
    I know, I can do all this with a static file context but why do I have to go all those options just for adding a authentication realm? ;-)

    Currently I'm using .htaccess-files for that but I'd like to avoid their overhead, even if they are cached.
  2. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    I think you can use the "Apache style configure" by inserting apache directives there when you configure a context. :)
  3. ts77

    ts77 Well-Known Member

    yeah, I could but why make ones life harder?
    It would just be a step to make it a little bit easier :).
  4. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    I misunderstood your first post.
    It may not as difficult as you think to use a "static" context. :)
    The extra configuration you need to click between a 'static' and 'authentication' context is only one option "accessible", as you can leave "location" blank.

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