Premium Podcasting Q and A

Below are some common questions and answers for premium podcasting with PowerPress.

Username/Password Authentication for premium feeds does not appear to work?

Premium Podcasting can sometimes pose challenges depending on how the website infrastructure is configured. If your server is configured with Fast-CGI and PHP, it may be that the authentication headers are not getting passed the web server to your PHP Fast CGI scripts. To solve, please make sure you can add the following to your sites .htaccess file:

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP:Authorization} ^(.*)
RewriteRule .* - [e=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%1]
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [E=X-HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},QSA,L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [E=X-HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},QSA,L]
# END WordPress

If you are still having issues, we recommend testing with a command line script application such as curl or wget, this will allow you to see the HTML returned from the server to see exactly what the error is.