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In case you develop Magento 2 project (or some other web application) on local Yosemite and sometimes you see 403 Forbidden error you are reading right article.
So, during my Magento 2 development and other projects I was getting an error which annoyed me every time. The error says:
You don’t have permission to access .htaccess on this server.
I’ve spent hours debugging my apache2 configurations (httpd-vhosts.conf, user.conf, httpd.conf), file permissions, maximum allowed opened files in the system. My initial guess was that Yosemite system limits amount of files opened. That was I saw in error (Too many files opened). I increased this limit, however error did show again. Randomly.
Of course when you develop with Magento 2 having lots of files you could also think that it can’t handle big amount of files. That was I thought.
In order to resolve the 403 Forbidden problem you have to adjust permissions for user which is used to run localhost server.
1. Find your username with this command:
2. Then navigate and check if you have config for this user or create if doesn’t exist:
cd /etc/apache2/user/ touch <username>.conf
Where username is an user name used to run Apache server.
3. Add the following configuration (note that this is only for Yosamite):
sudo vi /etc/apache2/user/<username>.conf
Add the following content:
<Directory "/Users/<username>/Sites/"> AddLanguage en .en LanguagePriority en fr de ForceLanguagePriority Fallback Options FollowSymlinks Indexes MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from localhost Require all granted </Directory>
4. Add lines in the
/etc/apache2/httpd.conf configuration file:
sudo vi /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
Check and uncomment the line:
5. In the
httpd-userdir.conf file ensure to uncomment line:
6. Restart Apache server
sudo /usr/sbin/httpd -k restart
Enjoy developing your Magento 2 projects.
Max Pronko is an international Magento Expert, development consultant, motivational speaker and Magento award-winning developer. He is known for the educational development programs for organizations of all sizes and has positively affected thousands of people and organizations worldwide.
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