Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Restricting the access from Apache HTTP Configuration

There is one common problem that most of the Web Admins encounter when configuring the Apache Web Server as proxy plug-in. The Java archive files such as .jar/.war/.ear files or any content of the Server accessing will be shown to everyone when that URL is published. Some situations demands some of the images/pictures display by your site must be restricted access of copying. The best way restrict this files from unauthorized use is by Apache File directive. This File directive can be configured in httpd.conf file in the Apache configuration.

By the way my friend Sarangapani already discussed about Apache installation & configuration, So I am not repeating again here.

In the same configuration file we can also restrict the access from specific IP address or DomainNames. Explore more about this topic

File Directive

A detail description about valnerabilities about Apache plugin is given in a separate blog. The link is here click


  1. And that denied file will be accessible to the users defined in http.access file of your apache


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