auth_basic password problems

Igor Sysoev is at
Sat Jul 18 13:26:03 MSD 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 10:47:04PM +0100, nginx at wrote:

> Hi
> The authentication on windows now seems to work, to an extent. No more 
> 500 errors! --> thanks!
> However, I can not seem to get it to recognise the password supplied by 
> the user unless the user supplies the hashed password.
> The attached htpasswd file was created by htpasswd in Linux (htpasswd in 
> Windows doesn't do crypt); and nginx 0.6.32 running in Linux has no 
> problems with it. But nginx 0.8.5 in Vista wont accept 'password' as the 
> password, it will only accept 'xGtGE5iXWkYCI'
> E.g.
>   htpasswd -db /var/www/.htpasswd nginx2 password
> produced
>   nginx2:xGtGE5iXWkYCI
> and nginx accepts not 'password' but 'xGtGE5iXWkYCI' in Windows.
> Sorry, couldn't be bothered compiling nginx for Linux (I need sleep now) 
> to see if it was Windows specific or version specific.
> Any ideas?
> Tom

This is Windows only issue: since Windows has no Unix style crypt(3).
I will probably add Apache compatible SHA1 "{SHA}" or MD5 "$apr1$" password:

Igor Sysoev

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