AuthType Digest and Internet Explorer

Chris Carey chris.carey at
Fri Mar 10 14:54:14 MST 2006

On 3/10/06, Andrew Hunter <andrewm_hunter at> wrote:
> Hi to all.  I am trying to use an .htaccess file with AuthType Digest in a
> particular directory my server.  The server is running Apache 1.3.33 on
> FreeBSD 4.7.  When I go to the protected page via browser, I get the
> expected username and password dialog.  When I go with Internet Explorer
> (apparently some folks still use that!) it just gives the generic "The page
> cannot be displayed".  Any ideas on what the problem might be?
> I have encountered only one possibility so far.  In the doc at
>, it says:
> "Digest authentication is implemented by the module mod_auth_digest. There
> is an older module, mod_digest, which implemented an older version of the
> digest authentication specification, but which will probably not work with
> newer browsers."
> When I go to my httpd.conf file, I have no module, commented or not, called
> mod_auth_digest.  I have enabled mod_digest.  Is this likely to be the
> problem?  If so, how might I add that module?  Thanks--
> Andrew
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As far as I knew, Internet Explorer doesnt support Digest Auth.

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