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3.17  Apache Module mod_authz_default



Description:

Authorization fallback module

Status:

Base

Module Identifier:

authz_default_module

Source File:

mod_authz_default.c

Compatibility:

Available in Apache 2.1 and later



Summary

This module is designed to be the fallback module, if you don’t have configured an authorization module like mod_authz_user or mod_authz_groupfile. It simply rejects any authorization request.

Directives:

AuthzDefaultAuthoritative

AuthzDefaultAuthoritative Directive

Description:

Sets whether authorization is passed to lower level modules

Syntax:

AuthzDefaultAuthoritative On|Off

Default:

AuthzDefaultAuthoritative On

Context:

directory, .htaccess

Override:

AuthConfig

Status:

Base

Module:

mod_authz_default

Setting the AuthzDefaultAuthoritative directive explicitly to Off allows for authorization to be passed on to lower level modules (as defined in the modules.c files).

Note Normally there are no lower level modules, since mod_authz_default is defined to be already on a very low level. Therefore you should leave the value of AuthzDefaultAuthoritative as default (On).

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