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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.

 


Permissions

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

 


SELinux

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

 


Configuration

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

<Directory />
  Require all granted
</Directory>

 

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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