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problem protecting resources with basic authentication

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i want to protect some resources on my web page using basic
i have defined groups in the file \etc\group

defined usrs and passwords in \usr\local\apache\passwd\passwords file
in the httpd conf file i have specifie dthe follwing directive for each
of the directories i want to protect
<Directory "/home/confidential>
AuthName "confidential"
Authtype Basic
AuthUserFile \usr\local\apache\passwd\passwords
AuthGroupFile \etc\group
require group admin
the group file looks like this

admin: x:998:abc,xyz

after restarting the server, when i try to acess this file , i get the
dialog box challenging for the user name password, but i cannot login
as abc or xyz who are authorised to recieve the document.

where am i going wrong?
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