If you’ve tried to google “racktables authentication not working after install” you won’t find much, but there is a couple of articles about fastcgi and the PHP_AUTH_PW and PHP_AUTH_USER not being passed correctly. But no real solution to the problem.

I was able to get RackTables working using the following work around posted on http://www.rosmir.org/Index/Docs/archive/LabsFolder/FastCGI which has nothing to do with RackTables.

  1. You will need to add the following to your .htaccess file.
  2. Next you will need to modify the inc/auth.php file and add the following before the function authenticate.
  3. It should look like following below when completed.