Module mod_userdir

This module is contained in the mod_userdir.c file, and is compiled in by default. It provides for user-specific directories.


Syntax: UserDir directory/filename
Default: UserDir public_html
Context: server config, virtual host
Status: Base
Module: mod_userdir
Compatibility: All forms except the UserDir public_html form are only available in Apache 1.1 or above.

The UserDir directive sets the real directory in a user's home directory to use when a request for a document for a user is received. Directory is either disabled, to disable this feature, or the name of a directory, following one of the following patterns. If not disabled, then a request for http://www.foo.com/~bob/one/two.html will be translated to: UserDir public_html -> ~bob/public_html/one/two.html UserDir /usr/web -> /usr/web/bob/one/two.html UserDir /home/*/www -> /home/bob/www/one/two.html The following directives will send redirects to the client: UserDir http://www.foo.com/users -> http//www.foo.com/users/bob/one/two.html UserDir http://www.foo.com/*/usr -> http://www.foo.com/bob/usr/one/two.html UserDir http://www.foo.com/~*/ -> http://www.foo.com/~bob/one/two.html

Be careful when using this directive; for instance, "UserDir ./" would map "/~root" to "/" - which is probably undesirable. See also the <Directory> directive and the Security Tips page for more information.

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