I'm getting very frustrated , which means I most likely doing some very small error. But its driving me nuts!!! I can't seen to get the .htaccess stuff to work. Here is my .htacces file:
AuthUserFile /usr/local/access/.htpasswd
AuthName Please enter a password
AuthType Basic
<Limit GET POST>
order allow,deny
allow from all
require valid-user
</limit>
I'm wanting to password protect a particular directory, say "http://www.example.com/privateStuff", so I place the above file in "/public_directory/privateStuff", the I cd to "/usr/local/access/" and issue the following command:
hwpasswd -c .htpasswd username
I'm prompted for my password, and then I verify it. I check the .htpasswd file, and my username appears next to the encrypted password.

What am I doing wrong? Help please!