NCSA Mosaic/HTTPD & PGP... Anyone got it working?

David Bianco (
Wed, 9 Feb 1994 20:57:58 --100

Ok, so I'm impatient... 8-)

I got Mosaic 2.2 and NCSA HTTPD 1.1 running on my system (SPARCStation
LX under Solaris 2.3) and tried to set up PGP based authentication for
a specific document tree. In this directory, I have the following .htaccess

AuthType PGP

<Limit GET>
order allow,deny
require user

I've edited the pgp-{dec,enc} scripts, and set up PGP keyrings for
the webmaster. However, I get only authorization errors when I try to
use it:

|| Escape character is '^]'.
|| GET / HTTP/1.0
|| Authorized: PGP entity=""
|| Content-type: application/x-www-pgp-request
|| HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized
|| Date: Wednesday, 09-Feb-94 19:51:53 GMT
|| Server: NCSA/1.1
|| MIME-version: 1.0
|| WWW-Authenticate: PGP entity=""
|| <HEAD><TITLE>Authorization Required</TITLE></HEAD>
|| <BODY><H1>Authorization Required</H1>
|| Browser not authentication-capable or
|| authentication failed.
|| </BODY>
|| Connection closed by foreign host.

I don't even get a chance to input my PGP-encrypted request...

I've verified that the webmaster and I can exchange encrypted messages
properly via email, so I know we have our PGP keys exchanged properly.
Does anyone have any ideas on this (or is it still too early? 8-)