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htaccess: allow access to file in password protected directory?

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2013-02-07 11:15 am EST

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I am running WordPress, and have password protected /wp-admin/ using cPanel. I was trying to allow access to the admin-ajax.php file, but I wasn't able to get it to work. I tried adding this to the .htaccess file in /wp-admin/, but admin-ajax still asked for a password.

(See comment for code. It won't work properly here.)

Why won't this work?

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2013-02-07 2:42 pm EST
Hello jdgrimes,

I inserted your code, unmodified, into the .htaccess in the wp-admin folder and it is working without issue.

Please let us know if you are having any further issues with it.

Best Regards,
Scott M

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