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Setting up and Using Environments with htaccess

This .htaccess snippet does the following:

  1. Create two environments called staging and development based on the host name
  2. Set up ht authentication only on the stage server (Deny from env=staging)
  3. Rewrite all requests to the main domain (www.mysite.com) if we’re not on either the development nor staging environment and the host doesn’t already equal the main domain
AuthName „Staging Server"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /var/sites/mysite/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
require valid-user

SetEnvIf Host mysite.klickreflex.com env=staging
SetEnvIf Host mysite.dev env=development

Order Allow,Deny
Allow from all
Deny from env=staging

Satisfy Any

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteBase /

  RewriteCond %{ENV:env} !development
  RewriteCond %{ENV:env} !staging
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^mysite\.dev$ [NC]
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.mysite\.com$ [NC]
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com [R=301,L]
</IfModule>

On github: https://gist.github.com/klickreflex/779683dcc62a7776dcab

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