Please help/need advise

I am pulling my hair out on this one! I installed asterisknow modules on mandriva 2008. I’m able to access CLI just fine. I’ve configured http.conf and I can access the configuration page just fine by going to:

my ip:8088/asterisk/static/config/cfgbasic.html

However, even after configuring manager.conf with a login and password, saving the config, and stopping/restarting asterisk I still get an invalid username/password from the above config address. Below you will find my manager.conf config. for security I’ve removed the ip info and permited ip info.

Any ideas?

; AMI - The Asterisk Manager Interface
; Third party application call management support and PBX event supervision
; This configuration file is read every time someone logs in
; Use the “manager list commands” at the CLI to list available manager commands
; and their authorization levels.
; "manager show command " will show a help text.
; ---------------------------- SECURITY NOTE -------------------------------
; Note that you should not enable the AMI on a public IP address. If needed,
; block this TCP port with iptables (or another FW software) and reach it
; with IPsec, SSH, or SSL vpn tunnel. You can also make the manager
; interface available over http if Asterisk’s http server is enabled in
; http.conf and if both “enabled” and “webenabled” are set to yes in
; this file. Both default to no. httptimeout provides the maximum
; timeout in seconds before a web based session is discarded. The
; default is 60 seconds.
displaysystemname = yes
enabled = yes
webenabled = yes
port = 5038

httptimeout = 60
; a) httptimeout sets the Max-Age of the http cookie
; b) httptimeout is the amount of time the webserver waits
; on a action=waitevent request (actually its httptimeout-10)
; c) httptimeout is also the amount of time the webserver keeps
; a http session alive after completing a successful action

bindaddr =
;displayconnects = yes
; Add a Unix epoch timestamp to events (not action responses)
;timestampevents = yes

secret = password
deny =
read = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user
write = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user

; If the device connected via this user accepts input slowly,
; the timeout for writes to it can be increased to keep it
; from being disconnected (value is in milliseconds)
; writetimeout = 100
; Authorization for various classes
;read = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,config
;write = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,config