500 internal server error on visiting encrypted path

I use .htaccess to encrypt “www.actinia.me/test”

the .htaccess file is:

AuthUserFile /home/.htpasswd
AuthName “ceshiyonghu”
AuthType Basic
Require user ceshiyonghu

but when I visited the url, I got a 500 internal server error. I checked the error log (/var/log/apache2/error.log) and find the “AuthUserFile not allowed here” record.

To solve this, I added this:

<Directory /var/www/test/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride FileInfo Indexes Authconfig

to apache config file (/etc/apache2/apache2.conf),

and executed:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

sudo service apache2 restart

Now I can visit my test folder!

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