element119 element119 - 2 months ago 32
Apache Configuration Question

Set .htaccess rule only on remote server for PHP app?

I have a rule in my app (in

) that sets a htpassword for access to the site. We need this on the remote server, because we don't want anyone except us seeing it.

However, on the local server, I don't want to deal with the htpassword mess. Is there any way that I can make the rule valid only if the domain isn't "localhost", or something of a similar variety?

I'm using PHP as a backend language, so if there's a way I can solve it with PHP, that would be great.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Edit - The offending code:

authtype basic
authgroupfile /dev/null
authuserfile /path/to/htpassword
authname "Secure Area"
require user username



  AuthType Basic
  AuthName intranet
  AuthUserFile /www/passwd/users
  AuthGroupFile /www/passwd/groups
  Require group customers
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from internal.com
  Satisfy any