Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to ananseKmensah)
Found out how to do this after a couple days of monkeying around. I added the authn_file module and then also added AuthBasicAuthoritative off. This seems to force authentication but not fail when the AuthUserFile isn't specififed. It also passes the authentication information on to authz_svn so it can check acess control properly. I'm hoping someone who's more familiar with apache can properly explain why this works.