Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   configuration httpd.conf
Date:   2001-12-10 17:41:08
From:   sjmagy
Response to: configuration httpd.conf

Are you going to touch upon the .conf file that is also unique to each user?

I was working just this past weekend on setting up Apache for the very first time (following instructions from a MacWorld article). After editing httpd.conf and enabling the options I wanted, I *still* couldn't see sites ("Forbidden -- you don't have access, blah blah") even though I should have according to the conf file.

Turns out, as I was browsing around, if you have multiple users set up on your OS X box, the system creates a username.conf file for each user, which is in the etc/httpd/users directory path. If you don't also edit that file, then certain options don't get turned on, even if they are turned on in the main httpd.conf file.

Primarily, I was trying to enable "Includes" and turn off "Indexes". If I didn't edit my own username.conf file to also enable "Includes", the functionality just plain didn't work....

If you can provide some more thorough info. RE: access control, etc..., that would also be great!

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