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.htaccess and .htpasswd files

Hello All, Pardon me if this has been covered before but I went through the forum and didn't see this issue. I'm having trouble with simple authorization between a .htaccess file and the .htpasswd file I'm pointing it toward. I've tried various locations and permissions and It will not work in Firefox or Internet Explorer. I've read the Apache .htaccess until I'm blue in the face but it will not work for me. I have the .htaccess in the directory I want to protect and am pointing it to the .htpasswd file in a directory outside of joomla and It just will not authenticate. If I remove the .htaccess file the directory works fine and if I move the .htpasswd file to a different location I get an error indicating it is messed up. When everything is in place it just keeps returning to the authorization prompt in an endless loop. I wanted to use the Directory directive but I'm not sure which Apache config file to put it in (apache2.confg or httpd.confg) Anyone else run into this problem? Thanks in advance. Ben

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