[CentOS] httpd userdir problem

Mon Sep 28 09:13:49 UTC 2015
Tony Mountifield <tony at softins.co.uk>

In article <mu3t01$c2l$1 at ger.gmane.org>,
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> I'm running httpd-2.4.6-31.el7.centos.1.x86_64
> under CentOS-7 (kernel 3.10.0-229.14.1.el7.x86_64).
> I cannot get the httpd userdir facility working;
> when I try to access localhost/Menloe I get the message
> "You don't have permission to access /Menloe on this server."
> I see in /var/log/httpd/error_log
> "Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible:
> /var/www/html/Menloe"
> while in /var/log/httpd/access_log I see
> "GET /Menloe HTTP/1.1" 403 208
> In /etc/httpd/conf.d/userdir.conf I have
>     UserDir public_html
> and
> <Directory "/home/*/public_html">
>     AllowOverride All
>     Require all granted
>     Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec
>     Require method GET POST OPTIONS
> </Directory>
> The directory ~/public_html/Menloe/ is owned by me,
> and has permissions drwxr-xr-x.

You need to include your username in the URL, otherwise it doesn't know
whose public_html directory to look for. The username must be preceded
by a tilde, for example:


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