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403 Forbidden you dont have permission to access on this server

403 Forbidden you don't have permission to access on this server appears when attempting to access a resource from a web server, such as an HTML page or an image file, such as a jpg.



The minimal permission needed for the file being requested is -r--r--r-- (read only).

~]# ll /var/www/html
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 1473 Dec 29 02:44 index.html



Use the sestatus command to determine if SELinux is enforcing, permissive, or disabled.

~]# sestatus
Current mode:  enforcing


If SELinux is enforcing, use the ls -lZ command to view the SELinux permissions on the files being requested. The type needs to be httpd_sys_content_t.

~]# ls -lZ /var/www/html
-r--r--r-- 1 root root unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 index.html


If the type is not httpd_sys_content_t, restore the context.

~]# restorecon -Rv /var/www/html



Check the server configuration file (eg. httpd.conf). Check to see if the directory being requested is granted.

<Directory />
  Require all granted


There may also be other lines in the server configuration file that need to be adjusted. For example, if a required include is commented out, that may cause 403.

# Include /path/to/file


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