Apache Reference: http_core, Satisfy


Special Access Policy Under the Allow and Require Directives
Syntax: Satisfy A
Example: Satisfy any
Since: Apache 1.2

This directive dictates enables a special access policy if both the Allow and Require directives are used. The parameter type can be either ``all'' or ``any''. The Satisfy directive is useful only if access to a particular area is being restricted by both user name/password (via Require) and client host address (via Allow). In this case, the default behavior (``all'') is to require that the client pass the address access restriction and enter a valid user name and password. Under ``any'' the client will be granted access if it either passes the host restriction or enters a valid user name/password. The goal is intended to password-restrict an area, while letting clients from particular addresses without prompting them for a password.