403 Forbidden on Web Sharing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Alterscape, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Alterscape macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2008
    I'm attempting to set up personal web sharing on my more-or-less stock Leopard install. I've turned on Web Sharing from the control panel, and http://localhost/ gets me the apache default install page. However, http://localhost/~myusername/ results in a 403 Forbidden error. I haven't edited httpd.conf, and I'm pretty sure that it's working correctly -- http://localhost/~fakeusername/ results in a 404. When I "get info" on my ~/myusername/sites/ directory, I see that I have R/W, "unknown" has R, "everyone" has R.

    Any idea how to convince Apache it wants to serve my pages? I know I could just download MAMP, but now the principle of the thing is bugging me..
  2. FredLoney macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    Three possibilities:

    o you need a /etc/apache2/users file as described in http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306884

    o the ~/Sites/index.html file is missing

    o your home directory permissions don't allow world access. Correct with:

    chmod a+rx ~

    from a terminal window.

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