Apache: Alias directive for virtual directory returns HTTP Error 403

Hi,

I have added a virtual directory to an apache web server and the virtual directory is located outside the document root. I configured the httpd.conf how it is decripted in the apache doc

When I access the virtual directory an error “Access forbidden! Error 403” occured. The config seems to ok:

Alias /virtualdirectory/ "D:/user/www/virtual/"
<Directory "D:/user/www/virtual/">
   Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews ExecCGI
   AllowOverride All
   Order allow,deny
   Allow from all
</Directory>

Solution:

The default apache configration is very restrictive. It do not allow to access directories without authentication. This is defined in the Directory section of httpd.conf:


<Directory>
   AllowOverride none
   Require all denied
</Directory>

Add a “require all granted” directive to your virtual directory section will grant the access.

Alias /virtualdirectory/ "D:/user/www/virtual/"
<Directory "D:/user/www/virtual/">
   Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews ExecCGI
   AllowOverride All
   Order allow,deny
   Allow from all
   Require all granted
</Directory>
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6 thoughts on “Apache: Alias directive for virtual directory returns HTTP Error 403”

  1. Great!! Thanks. This solved my problem!!! I was just using “Allow from all”. But “Require all granted” is also needed.

  2. This worked for me after a long battle and search. I was doing the same as Juan. Needed the extra require all granted. Thank you.

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