On Sep 6, 2006, at 9:40 AM, vasudevram wrote:

> We are using WEBrick on port 80 for development of a Rails app. [We  
> may
> move to Mongrel or some other option later].
>
> Assume our host is http://my.host.com.
>
> When we go to http://my.host.com, we get our Rails app's first page
> shown correctly.
> At this page we will have a login form with username and password.
>
> But we also want to have one more level of authentication, before this
> form is shown, a Web server authentication, i.e. when a user tries to
> access the URL http://my.host.com, a login dialog should be shown
> asking for a username and password - not the username and password of
> the Rails app, but one that is handled by the WEBrick server  - as I
> think is possible (not sure) if using Apache as the web server.  Is
> there a way to do this with WEBrick?

http://microjet.ath.cx/webrickguide/html/HTTP_Authentication.html

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