Hello. I'm trying to set up a private section of my website for testing and I'm having a problem where my .htaccess / .htpasswd protection always rejects my password. I've set permissions to 604 on both files as recommended by my web host and both files reside in the same subfolder.
At first I tried setting the password in the .htpasswd file from OS X's Terminal using the htaccess command. When that didn't work I hashed it using an online tool to generate the hash. It hashed differently but still doesn't work.
I'm uploading via Fetch (FTP).
If anyone has ideas as to why this might be happening I'd greatly appreciate your feedback.
Edit: I should mention that my .htpasswd file path is absolute.
Also I want to move this discussion to the "Apache" section, but seems I can't. Moderators please move if possible.