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Posted on 2013-06-08
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I have a nginx webserver with standard conf.
All requests return 403 error
In error log file, i have this info
... /jsGenerationForm/script_ES.js" failed (13: Permission denied), client ....

nginx is run with nobody user
file and folders has 777 permissions

What can be the solution?
thanks
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Question by:soyglobal
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by:Gary
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You shouldn't be using nobody as a user, change it to nginx or some other limited user account - also make sure your files and folders are owned by the same user and that user is set in nginx.conf
And you shouldn't have permissions set to 777 for everything - they should be 644 except for any specific files/folders that need read/write permissions.
Also check the permissions on any parent folders for your web root.
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by:Sandy
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if server is having cpanel then select nginx and re-compile the apache.

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by:Gary
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Why would he recompile Apache when he is using Nginx
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by:Sandy
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i was specifically telling about cpanel, it has option for apache re-compile only.

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by:Gary
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He's using Nginx not Apache.
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Gracy, i am totally agree of what you are saying but i was mentioning that if he is using cpanel then to re-compile nginx, there is only single option called "Re-compile Apache"

Hope you got what i mentioned.

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by:soyglobal
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This experts exchange or a free forum?
Garyc123: thanks for your reply, i know don't should use nobody and 777 permissions. It was my last try, that theoricaly should work.
I try with www-data and nginx user, with same result.
Some idea?
Thx
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Check the owner of the complete folder structure not just the webroot - this will depend on your config as to what the structure is.  This is usually the #1 cause of the error....
Ownership is set on the webroot correctly but the parent folders have different owners
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