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SOIS Webspace - Fixing File Permissions (403) Error

How to fix the 403 Forbidden error on the SOIS Webspace

If you are receiving a Forbidden or 403 error, the permissions on your Student Workspace are not correctly set.

Forbidden Error. You dont have permission to access / on this server

To fix this error, first login to your Webspace account with FileZilla or an FTP client of your choice.

Right click on the 'public_html' folder in your webspace and select 'File Permissions'.

Picture showing the right click menu of Public_html


Change the numeric value to 755. In addition to this select the checkbox for “Recurse into subdirectories” and select apply to directories only. After this hit OK. Let this finish running.


Right click on public_html again and change the numeric value to 644, check the “Recurse into subdirectories,” click apply to files only, and then hit OK. Let this finish running.









Keywords:SOIS, Webspace, LAMP, CPanel, permissions, error, 403, forbidden, access   Doc ID:52418
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2015-06-12 11:26 CDTUpdated:2020-07-10 10:03 CDT
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