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WAMP Server ERROR “Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server.”

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

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Hi Friends previously I am using XAMP Server but when I install joomla Templates it creates alots of error. Now I installed the WAMP, but the issues are:
1. I can access with 127.0.0.1, but I cant access with “localhost”.
2 When i access phpmyadmin i get this error.

Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server.

 Alias /phpmyadmin "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/" 

# to give access to phpmyadmin from outside 
# replace the lines
#
#        Order Deny,Allow
#   Deny from all
#   Allow from 127.0.0.1
#
# by
#
#        Order Allow,Deny 
#   Allow from all
#

After changing, it will look like this

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
        Allow from all
</Directory>

After this just restart Wamp

Answers:

Go to C:\wamp\alias. Open the file phpmyadmin.conf and change

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.5.1/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Directory>

to

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.5.1/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

problem solved

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Change httpd.conf file as follows:

from

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

to

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

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So none of the above stuff worked for me. Except this:
edit httpd.conf,

find the line

Listen 80 

and change to

listen 0.0.0.0:80 

if you are running windows 8, its got something to do with using ipv6 instead of ipv4

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Go to C:\wamp\alias.
Open the file phpmyadmin.conf and add

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride all
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.1
Allow from MACHINE_IP

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Answers:

Change in following file \bin\apache\apache2.2.22\conf\httpd.conf

Replace Listen 80 with Listen 0.0.0.0:80

Replace

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all
</Directory>

with

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
</Directory>

Replace

onlineoffline tag – don’t remove

Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.1

with

onlineoffline tag – don’t remove

Order Deny,Allow
Allow from all
Allow from 127.0.0.1

in \wamp\alias\phpmyadmin.conf
replace

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.10.1/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Directory>

with

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.10.1/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 127.0.0.1
    Allow from ::1
</Directory>

Tested on windows localhost.
Note : Please consider RigsFolly’s comment also.

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For WampServer 2.2 with Apache 2.4.2 I ended up with:

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride all
Require local

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To solve this, I opened httpd.conf and changed the following line:

Allow from 127.0.0.1

to:

Allow from 127.0.0.1 ::1

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I faced this problem

Forbidden You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server

Some help about this:

First check you installed a fresh wamp or replace the existing one. If it’s fresh there is no problem, For done existing installation.

Follow these steps.

  1. Open your wamp\bin\mysql directory
  2. Check if in this folder there is another folder of mysql with different name, if exists delete it.
  3. enter to remain mysql folder and delete files with duplication.
  4. start your wamp server again. Wamp will be working.
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just add following line in wamp/alias/phpmyadmin.conf
Allow from ::1

so it will look something like this depending your phpmyadmin version.

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.5.1/">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride all
    Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.1
Allow from ::1
</Directory> 

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If its possible uninstall wamp then run installation as administrator then change you mysql.conf file like that

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.5.1/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
    Allow from all
</Directory>

Not: Before I reinstall as admin the solution above didn’t work for me

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Change the file content of c:\wamp\alias\phpmyadmin.conf to the following.

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
        Allow from all
</Directory>

Here my WAMP installation is in the c:\wamp folder. Change it according to your installation.

Previously, it was like this:

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Directory>

Restart your Apache server after making these changes.

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I had done below changes for new phpmyadmin4.0.4 in httpd.conf file

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

and phpmyadmin.conf

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin4.0.4/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

and restart my server.

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None of the above answers worked for me, or where unsafe (as some pointed out, using Allow from all can make your files and data accessible to the outside world).

Open the c:\wamp\alias\phpmyadmin.conf file and change

Allow from 127.0.0.1

to

Allow from 127.0.0.1 ::1

Explanation:

  • On most computer systems, localhost resolves to the IP address 127.0.0.1, which is the most commonly used IPv4 loopback address, and to the IPv6 loopback address ::1 (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localhost)
  • The resolution of the name localhost into one or more IP addresses is configured by the following lines in the operating system’s hosts file:

    127.0.0.1    localhost
    ::1          localhost
    
  • to see your hosts file, go to c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS

  • notice the above lines are commented out with the note: # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.

On my machine, on Win7, I also noticed the following:

  • localhost\phpmyadmin did not work on Chrome, but worked on IE11
  • 127.0.0.1\phpmyadmin worked on Chrome
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comment Require local from httpd.conf

“#Require local”

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In your apache config file (../bin/apachex.y.z/cong/httpd.conf)

Just change

< Directory “c:/wamp/www/” >

“Require local” ===> “Require all granted”

< /Directory >

This allows other pc’s to access (to read) your web folder.