Apache .htaccess not working

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – hello everyone, and thank you for your help. I'm new to your forum and I look forward to some good times. I am a novice at apache and am trying to protect my directories. I could use one of those management programs, but that wouldn't be any fun, right? anyway, I opted to go with .htaccess and have been reading up on it. I created my .htaccess file, and then my password file using htpasswd. AuthName "Please Input Credentials" AuthUserFile /var/www/html/testaccess/passwordfile AuthType Basic require user user1 Then, I changed the httpd.conf file to read the following, (HowTos)