Does auth_basic changes require a service reload?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Thu Apr 26 14:26:35 UTC 2012


On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:10:16AM -0400, TECK wrote:

> Sorry to repeat myself Maxim. The file is looked at startup so if I add
> a new user or edit an existing password, it will not require a service
> restart?

The file is looked at runtime, i.e. when request comes and nginx 
checks authentication/authorization for a particular request.  
There is no need to reload/restart nginx if you add users or 
change passwords of existing users.

Maxim Dounin

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