up arrow Invalid command ‘order’

It would be nice if apache told you which module you were missing. Fortunately, there’s the Internets! Hey, this site is on the Internets let’s see if we can help. I just ran ‘service httpd checkconfig’ and received the following error:

# service httpd configtest
Syntax error on line 92 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Invalid command 'Order', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module 
not included in the server configuration

After a brute force attempt at adding modules, it became clear that I was missing the following module: authz_host_module. I added that in httpd.conf with the following directive:

LoadModule authz_host_module modules/mod_authz_host.so

You can also compile that module into the binary with the following flag: –enable-authz-host  (in most cases that’s compiled by default but I’m using RedHate’s binary so it was necessary to add it at run time).

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