On Apr 16, 2013, at 4:30 PM, Lee Katz wrote:

> Thanks Jen.  I tried a few more things before posting to galaxy-dev, and it 
> turns out that I had the default virtual host still running, while I tried to 
> have a galaxy virtualhost running alongside it.  I think it should be 
> possible to do that still, but it simplified and corrected it when I removed 
> the default virtual host from apache/sites-enabled
> 
> I have a second question now.  Where would I put the .htaccess file for it to 
> be read correctly?  I tried this line in my new virtualhost file, but no 
> password prompt appears 
> 
> AccessFileName /home/galaxy/bin/galaxy-dist/static/.htaccess
> 
> More info:
> All directories are chmod 775 for user galaxy starting with /home/galaxy/
> 
> $ cat static/.htaccess
> AuthType Basic
> AuthName "Yay Bioinformatics"
> AuthUserFile /home/galaxy/bin/galaxy-dist/htpasswd
> require valid-user
> $ cat htpasswd
> EDLB:xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> $ ll static/.htaccess
> -rw-r--r-- 1 galaxy galaxy 117 Apr  8 17:16 static/.htaccess
> ll htpasswd
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19 Apr  8 17:32 htpasswd

Hi Lee,

It's best to simply put the authentication configuration directly in the Apache 
config file where you're defining the VirtualHost.

Note that Galaxy also has functionality to restrict access itself, if you 
prefer.  The relevant configuration option is 'require_login'.

--nate

> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Jennifer Jackson <j...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> Hello Lee,
> 
> Please see the section " External user authentication" on this wiki:
> http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/Config/Apache%20Proxy
> 
> If you still need help, posting this question over on the 
> galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu mailing list (but not cross-posting) with more details 
> about what you have tried (how this solution was not a fit, etc.) will give 
> you question the best exposure to the development community.
> http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/MailingLists
> 
> Best,
> 
> Jen
> Galaxy team
> 
> 
> On 4/15/13 1:06 PM, Lee Katz wrote:
>> Hi, I am relatively new to Galaxy.  I would like to set it up as an apache 
>> password protected site.  I have tried to do it, but I realize now that it 
>> has its own server built-in and that it is ineffective to set up .htaccess 
>> because it isn't reading .htaccess (or so I think).  
>> 
>> More information: Apache works (test page loads, and I can change it), and 
>> Galaxy works (I even made a new tool that is working).  I have Ubuntu 12.
>> 
>> My basic, basic need is to set up a server-level password like what 
>> .htaccess would provide.  Could anyone help?  Thank you.
>> 
>> -- 
>> Lee Katz, Ph.D.
>> 
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> -- 
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> -- 
> Lee Katz, Ph.D.
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