[CentOS] Re: Forbidden: You don't have permission to access /phpMyAdmin/ on this server.

Milton Calnek milton at calnek.com
Wed Jun 18 19:22:00 UTC 2008

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what does your /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf
look like?  By default, it has a Allow in it.

Scott Silva wrote:
| on 6-18-2008 10:32 AM Herta Van den Eynde spake the following:
|> Environment:
|> - CentOS 5.1,
|> - Apache 2.2.3
|> - php 5.1.6
|> - phpMyAdmin 2.11.6
|> - MySQL 5.0.22
|> Brand new system, brand new installation of all the above products.
|> All looks well, but when I try to connect to phpMyAdmin, I get an
|> error:  "Forbidden: You don't have permission to access /phpMyAdmin/
|> on this server".
|> I'll forgo all the paths I followed trying to get this to work
and cut
|> to the "solution":  I renamed the phpMyAdmin directory to pma, copied
|> all files in the pma directory to a new phpMyAdmin  (FWIIW, using 'cp
|> -pr'),  and voil?, problem vanished.  (I cannot explain why I even
|> tried that.)
|> My first idea was that maybe the copy somehow resolved some issue at
|> the directory level, but when I output an 'ls -laR' of the two
|> directories to two files, 'diff' shows both files to be identical
|> (apart from the timestamps on . and .. directories).  The pma and
|> phpMyAdmin directories reside in the same documentroot, have the same
|> ownership, and the same permissions.
|> This must be about the weirdest experience in my professional career.
|> If anyone can shed a light on this, it'd be most welcome.  I still
|> have the original (malfunctioning) directory on the system to bounce
|> ideas off if anyone has any inspiration (system will go live this
|> weekend).
|> Kind regards,
|> Herta
| Just a side note, but "pma" is one of the directories the script
| hammer on my servers regularly. You had better hide it better than
| or make sure it isn't accessible from the "world".
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