Module mod_userdir

This module provides for user-specific directories.

Status: Base
Source File: mod_userdir.c
Module Identifier: userdir_module


UserDir directive

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. Use of the enabled keyword, or disabled with a list of usernames, is only available in Apache 1.3 and 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-filename is one of the following:

If neither the enabled nor the disabled keywords appear in the Userdir directive, the argument is treated as a filename pattern, and is used to turn the name into a directory specification. A request for 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 ->
UserDir*/usr ->
UserDir*/   ->
Be careful when using this directive; for instance, "UserDir ./" would map "/~root" to "/" - which is probably undesirable. If you are running Apache 1.3 or above, it is strongly recommended that your configuration include a "UserDir disabled root" declaration. See also the <Directory> directive and the Security Tips page for more information.

Additional examples:

To allow a few users to have UserDir directories, but not anyone else, use the following:

UserDir disabled
UserDir enabled user1 user2 user3

To allow most users to have UserDir directories, but deny this to a few, use the following:

UserDir enabled
UserDir disabled user4 user5 user6