[CentOS] httpd userdir problem

Fri Sep 25 16:33:04 UTC 2015
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

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:
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
<Directory "/home/*/public_html">
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
    Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec
    Require method GET POST OPTIONS

The directory ~/public_html/Menloe/ is owned by me,
and has permissions drwxr-xr-x.

I wonder if anyone has met this problem?
Or if anyone is using the apache userdir facility in CentOS 7?

Timothy Murphy  
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin