[pmwiki-users] 403 Forbidden Error - Which line in httpd.conf to fix?
methylgrace at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 21 14:29:07 CDT 2009
I had a perfectly good pmwiki site running on my mac os x 10.4 laptop
and then went and stupidly upgraded to 10.5 leopard, and can't get my
local wiki up. Half the problem was finding the right files to read
and edit, which is why my problem outlined below is a little bit
verbose (perhaps someone will google a similar problem and find your
For a while I didn't have my website running on http://localhost/~myname/pmwiki
at all until I turned on my Web Sharing System Preferences. Now,
I've been getting a relentless 403 "Forbidden: You don't have
permission to access /~myname/pmwiki on this server". I finally found
the error message in the /var/log/apache2/error_log file which
reads: "Client denied by server configuration: /Users/myname/Sites/
I read up on the error, and someone suggested that I merely change
"Deny from all" to "Allow from all" the <Directory> block in the /etc/
apache2/httpd.conf file. After I stop/start apachectl, and check the
log, I get the "Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /Users/
myname/Sites/pmwiki/" and the same 403 error. Don't worry, I set
the .conf file back again.
Shouldn't I be doing something else? Is there a Load Module that I
should use, or set my Document Root to /Users/myname/Sites/pmwiki or
Any suggestions (other than jumping in the lake) are appreciated.
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