Hopefully someone here can help me. I'm using a simple .htaccess file to password protect a certain part of my website. I've got both the .htaccess file and the .htpasswd files scripted and uploaded but when I click on the link to the page and directory I'm wanting to protect it just pushes me right to the page, no prompt for username or password. below I have attached my .htaccess script if you could look it over and let me know what I'm doing wrong that would be great. Oh, and yes I do have the .htaccess file in the directory that I'm wanting to protect.

AuthName "Restricted Area"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /Direct Download Area/safedir/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
require valid-user