.htaccess no longer working on QNAP 4.3.3 firmware

If you’ve recently upgraded your QNAP NAS to firmware version 4.3.3 and have some of your pages in your internal web share password protected using a .htaccess file you may have discovered it’s stop working. I had the same problem with .htaccess and logged a support ticket, but i ended up resolving it myself.

After following the instructions in this article to get the logs going: http://technedigitale.com/archives/407

I discovered authgroupfile for whatever reason is no longer working

I removed the line, as it was set to null anyway in my .htaccess file

and now it is once again seeing my .htpasswd file and accepting the user and password.

A feature request to get this module re-enabled by default has been made, please support it by raising a support ticket via the helpdesk app on your QNAP and quoting ‘Mantis BT ID 19859: [ and before] Web Server Service: Add authz_groupfile_module modules/mod_authz_groupfile.so to Default Configuration.

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