Admins eHow SysAdmin Tips & Tricks

March 3, 2010

How to authenticate Apache 2 with Radius on Debian

Filed under: Apache,Debian,Security — Tags: , , , — admin @ 11:37 am

Install Apache radius module :

apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-radius

enable radius module for Apache :

a2enmod auth_radius

open /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and add the following lines to end of file :

AddRadiusCookieValid 60

go to /var/www folder or the folder which you want to protect and create a .htaccess file inside it containing following lines :

AuthType Basic
AuthName "AdminseHow Radius Authentication"
AuthBasicAuthoritative Off
AuthBasicProvider radius
AuthRadiusAuthoritative on
AuthRadiusActive On
Require valid-user

restart Apache :

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

for more info regarding the configuration options , you can read the following link :

May 13, 2009

How to block access to a file using .htaccess

Filed under: General,Security — Tags: , , , — admin @ 1:33 pm

If you have a file in your web directory which you want to keep secure , you can block the access to it by following lines in your .htaccess file:

deny from all

May 7, 2009

Redirect 301 to using mod_rewrite

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 9:10 am

For SEO improvements you may want to create a permanent redirect (301) from your to
you can do it easily using Apache mod_rewrite , simply open .htaccess file in the root directory of your website and add the following lines to it :

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
rewritecond %{http_host} ^ [NC]
rewriterule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,NC,L]

it will do the trick for you 🙂

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