.htaccess password protection does not show up

Hello,

i used http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/password/ to generate code for .htaccess and .htpasswd

and i pasted it into my folder

but its not protected, no password prompt

htaccess

AuthName "Restricted Area"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /home/mysite/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
require valid-user

htpasswd

sss:iijBraotwn1Mg

/home/mysite/.htpasswd i made double sure its correct folder.

here it is

[root@vps munin]# pwd
/var/www/munin
[root@vps munin]# ls -la
total 40
drwxr-xr-x 4 munin munin 4096 Apr  2 20:16 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 munin munin 4096 Apr  2 19:21 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 munin munin  127 Apr  2 20:16 .htaccess
-rw-r--r-- 1 munin munin   20 Apr  2 20:16 .htpasswd
drwxr-xr-x 2 munin munin 4096 Apr  2 19:01 cgi
-rw-r--r-- 1 munin munin 2555 Apr  2 19:00 definitions.html
-rw-r--r-- 1 munin munin 1464 Apr  2 20:15 index.html
drwxr-xr-x 2 munin munin 4096 Apr  2 19:00 localhost
-rw-r--r-- 1 munin munin  473 Apr  2 19:00 logo.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 munin munin 3538 Apr  2 19:05 style.css

its there, but not show up any password window on that pageā€¦

I could not get it to work when I tried it years ago and then used cpanel to protect folders - do you have cpanel?

some sites disable this (mine does). Also, some sites do this in a higher level directory (ie the one above .htdocs). Try that