.htaccess files will parse before the php script, so you don't have any direct 
control over them for a particular page load. If you want to use that pop up 
window for log ins, instead of an .htaccess file, use the php functions:

Here's a tutorial:

On Fri February 6 2004 11:11 am, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> Hi,
>  I have a need to protect directories using .htaccess but want to initially
> authenticate via the tables used by phpBB.  How do I tell avoid the browser
> popping up a login window for the directory when I know that the user
> should be allowed in?
> thanks,
> John Wunderly

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