Trying to add a new user on apache so as to share some of my media folders via https. I read some similar posts, and created successfully a user/pass called external using htpasswd. Then, in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled I created a file alias.external.conf which looks as follows (following other files that were already there)
Alias /downloads "/home/myuser/media"
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
Require user external
Allow from all
php_admin_value engine Off
When I try to log in however, it does not accept "external"'s username/pass, but does accept "myuser"'s. I suspect there's some user override happening somewhere, but can't figure it out. Any ideas? Is there a streamlined way of doing this? I would rather use https than nextcloud or any of the fancier options. Thanks.