Apache Reference: mod_auth_db, AuthDBAuthoritative
Specify Whether mod_auth_db Is the Authority
Syntax: AuthDBAuthoritative on|off
Example: AuthDBAuthoritative off
Since: Apache 1.2
Setting this directive explicitly to ``
off'' permits both authentication and authorization to be passed to lower-level modules (as defined in the Configuration and modules.c files) if no user ID or rule matches the supplied user ID. If a user ID or rule is specified, the usual password and access checks are applied and a failure gives an ``
Authoriza==tion Required'' reply. If a user ID appears in the database of more than one module, or if a valid Require directive applies to more than one module, then the first module will verify the credentials and no access is allowed, regardless of the AuthAuthoritative setting.