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How to Fix: PHPMyAdmin 403 Forbidden Error

This guide is intended for the following operating systems only! CentOS 6 or CentOS 5

Default phpMyAdmin installed path


Apache configuration file is located in


The Fix

 nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf 

And replace this at the top:

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/>
   AddDefaultCharset UTF-8

   <IfModule mod_authz_core.c>
     # Apache 2.4
       #Require ip
       #Require ip ::1
       Require all granted
   <IfModule !mod_authz_core.c>
     # Apache 2.2
     Order Deny,Allow
     Deny from All
     Allow from
     Allow from ::1

Restart the apache server.

service httpd restart

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how_to_fix/phpmyadmin_403_forbidden_error.txt · Last modified: 2016/02/28 18:55 by speedbus