I noticed a certain behaviour of the 401 status code response I will
like to change.
Firstly, in Apache, there is an html page for 401 that is defined in the
error_page equivalent. When the request for a protected directory comes
in, the user gets the form for the authentication and only if the
authentication fails is that html page served.
With Nginx however, if I define an html page error_page for 401, this
gets served every time a user requests the protected directory and there
is no opportunity to fill in the authentication details.
Is it possible to set it up such that it behaves like Apache does? I.E.
only return the html error_page if the authentication fails? This seems
like a better implementation to me.
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