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When using basic authentication, is there any way to change the user's password and make the new password available without restarting the server?
 
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The server reads the configuration file on start-up, so the changes will not take effect until it's restarted.
 
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Any somewhat serious web app will not get its user data from a file, but from a repository like a DB or LDAP - in which case a password change should take effect right away.

Basic authentication credentials are generally cached by the browser, though, so you need to restart that.
 
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