Ok here's the deal I learned how to protect some directories that require username and password to gain access. Now I've changed the password several times along with the username and still no luck. Now here's the thing that puzzles me, for the information that I've been able to gather everyone states this command- htpasswd -c /path/to/passwords/passwd username but when I use that command I keep get an error. So I tried this- htpasswd -c /path/directory/.htpasswd username and that worked. Now when I click on the link for the directory I get a username and password pop-up. I enter in the info, and nothing happens it keeps coming back blank as though the info I gave it is not correct. What is it the I don't have correct? Also perhaps this might help for the apache config? <Directory /path/to/directory> AuthUserFile /path/to/.htpasswd AuthName Protected AuthType Basic require valid-user Allow 127.0.0.1 Allow 192.168.1.* </Directory> I also have in the .htpasswd file the path as the location of the .htpasswd file. I also believe I chmod the password file with a 644, and the .htaccess file as well. As matter of fact I just tested those files with 777 and still nothing. So what am I missing in the configuration? I also changed the ownership and groups to apache for the protected directory before any of this.