auth_basic from if condition?

Igor Sysoev is at
Mon Nov 19 21:45:45 MSK 2007

On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 06:23:40PM +0000, Sergey wrote:

> I seem to have discovered that something that I thought was possible might
> actually not be so. 
> I have a scenario where I would like users from specific IP ranges to have to go
> through the authentication procedure and others not to. 
> I thought for sure this would work:
> if ( $remote_addr != range ) {
>    auth_basic "bla";
>    auth_basic_user_file users.conf; 
> } 
> However, I'm discovering that if you do a test of this config that nginx does
> not like the auth_basic directive in the if condition. Is this the correct
> behaviour?


> Is there a way around it? Is there some way to emulate what I want?

location / {
    satisfy_any  on;

    deny   all;

    auth_basic            "bla";
    auth_basic_user_file  users.conf;

Igor Sysoev

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