I have created a site on my wordpress network , but when I tried to access the site or dashboard it asks for username and password . Though I didn't create any authorization password (http pass) for my site . I can access the root site like example.com , but the problem only occurs when I try to access the subdomaon like x.example.com . It asks for password , and if I don't give any username or password it shows 401 page with the message

Authorization Required

This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn't understand how to supply the credentials required.

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Look carefully at your .htaccess and apache configuration, Your server is intercepting the request. Unless I'm mistaken, I really don't think this is a WP problem. You might try ServerFault.com and/or your host provider for this one.

You also might want to think about how subdomain are mapped to your site. Chances are, if I understand it correctly, you need to specifically map each subdomain to your site with your hoster (if relevant). For my current host, I also need to set up DNS wildcarding if I don't want to add each subdomain, and I also need to talk to host tech-support to get them to play nicely with the wildcard.

Good luck

  • Tried and looked everything , but it doesn't work Jul 3, 2015 at 8:08

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