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Herbert Fruchtl
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:56 am:   

I know there are a few threads about this, but I still couldn't get it to work.

I have installed WebMO following the instructions as a user "webmo" on Mint (Ubuntu) 14.04. I think all the permissions are correct. I get the "Forbidden" error, no matter if on the same machine or remotely. Even when running Firefox as webmo user. If I point a browser just at the host address, I get the default Ubuntu page, so apache is working. Attached are my apache2/apache2.conf (stripped of comments, to keep it shorter) and /etc/apache2/mods-available/userdir.conf. Anything obvious?

Here are the file permissions in the directory whee it's installed:
# ls -al
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 4 webmo webmo 4096 Oct 13 17:30 .
drwx--x--x 9 webmo webmo 4096 Oct 14 12:58 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 webmo webmo 4096 Oct 13 17:31 cgi-bin
drwxr-xr-x 6 webmo webmo 4096 Oct 13 17:32 webmo

userdir.conf (0.5 k)
a (1.1 k)
JR Schmidt
Username: Schmidt

Post Number: 655
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 9:54 am:   

Ubuntu specific instructions for configuring Apache can be found here:


Note that your file permissions look good. It is likely to the "moduserdir" is not enabled (see instructions).
Herbert Fruchtl
Unregistered guest
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:51 pm:   

Thanks. The changes described in those instructions didn't help, but it was indeed the moduserdir settings. I found the solution on stackexchange:


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