Forbidden, error 403 with Apache / 2.4.6


I am configuring Apache / 2.4.6 on a Centos 7 server. I have created a virtual host in the following way:

<VirtualHost {IP}:80->
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /home/monkey/site/public
    ErrorLog /home/monkey/error.log
    CustomLog /home/monkey/requests.log combined

Also, (according to me) I established a directive to allow apache access to this folder:

<Directory "/home/monkey/site/public">
    Allow from all

However, at the time of entering I get the following error in the browser:




You do not have permission to access / on this server.

I proceeded to make some changes to see if it gave solution, but the error is still there:

  • Give read and write permissions to /home/monkey/site/ to /home/monkey/site/public with chmod 755 / 777 .
  • Set the directory type of site/ with the command:

    chcon -h system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t /home/monkey/site/public 
  • Observing the logs I see that the error is detailed in the following way:


    [core: error] [pid 7925] (13) Permission denied: [client] AH00035: access to / denied (filesystem path '/ home / monkey / site') because search permissions are missing on a component of the path

    Going around, basically what they recommend is doing what I have already done, but without positive results. I do not know if I'll be missing something. Greetings

    Edition 1/29/2016 : SELinux does not seem to be a barrier, since /var/log/audit/audit.log does not show "access denied" messages. I can buy this by doing:

    # ausearch -m AVC --start today -i

    Regarding the permission of the directories, I have applied 644 to all the directories up to the root:

    // 755 /home/monkey/site/public/index.php
    4 -rwxr-xr-x  index.php
    // 644 /home/monkey/site/public/
    0 drw-r--r-- 4  public
    // 644 /home/monkey/site/
    0 drw-r--r-- 4  site
    asked by manix 29.01.2016 в 02:46

    3 answers


    Complementing the issue of reputation, in general, being inside the home, it is necessary to apply execution permissions to other users of the machine. The times I have had this problem, I solve it like this:

    chmod o+x /home/monkey/site/public
    chmod o+x /home/monkey/site
    chmod o+x /home/monkey
    chmod o+x /home
    answered by 01.04.2016 / 17:40

    Reviewing your error: AH00035 access denied because search permissions are missing on a component of the path


    Typically permissions on a Unix system for resources that are not   property of the user or group specified in httpd.conf would be 644    -rw-r - r - for ordinary files and 755 drwxr-x-r x for directories or CGI scripts. It can be necessary   to check extended permissions (such as permissions for   SELinux) in operating systems that support them.

    You also need to apply the permissions with

    chmod 755

    you must perform for directories:

    chmod 644

    644 means that files have read and write permissions by the file owner and read by the users in the group owner of that file and readable by all others.

    answered by 29.01.2016 в 17:41

    Apache 2.4 has some changes to the permissions settings of the directories, check link for more details

    answered by 31.05.2016 в 19:34