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I am running an apache 2.17 at a Fedora 13. I did install phpmyadmin from the repos (via yum). It is installed in /usr/share/phpMyAdmin. I did make a symlink from my document root to the /user/share/phpMyadmin. I set 755 permsissions on that folder, set it to be owned by user apache and group apache.

And yet, when I try to open http://localhost/phpmyadmin, it gives me the 403 error - you do not have permisssion! I tried also commenting some deny lines in the phpMyAdmin.conf file, no success.

Any help would be gladly appreciated.

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  1. Delete symlink, don't do that again

  2. Edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf:

    Replace Allow from with your ip/or allow all: like this Allow from all

  3. Reload apache

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oh, old post, fedora 13, but its fine –  GioMac Sep 20 '13 at 11:02

Do you have "Options FollowSymLinks" in your httpd.conf set? See: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/core.html#directory

After making modifications to your httpd.conf file, reload or restart your apache server.

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I did check this, and It was there, for the main directory entry. Anyway, I did reinstall phpMyAdmin from the repository, and it all became fine. –  George Feb 3 '11 at 9:13

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