Forbidden Access: New XAMPP security concept

XAMPP is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache Friends, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.

Have you installed the XAMPP on your local machine & facing this issue. 

Access Forbidden New Xampp Security Concept


Following are the steps to fix this issue:

  • Open the XAMPP application & mount the volume
  • Open the finder to access the XAMPP directory
  • Go to this path /lampp/etc/extra/httpd-xampp.conf & open the httpd-xampp.conf file
  • Configure the file to resolve this error
  • Save the file & Restart the services

Open the XAMPP application & mount the volume

Open the XAMPP application and go to the volume tab. Click on the mount button

Open the finder to access XAMPP directory

Once it’s done, click on the explore button to access the directory

Open Httpd-xampp.conf file

Go to this directory in the xampp folder & open the Httpd-xampp.conf file

Configure the Httpd.conf file to resolve this issue

Once you have opened the file, see the highlighted part in the above screenshot. You have to do modifications in that section

  • Comment out the line 13: LoadModule perl_module        modules/
  • Add the following two lines below line 19:
    • Order allow,deny 
    • Allow from all
Save the file & your final changes should look like this

Restart the XAMPP Application

Open the XAMPP application again and go to services tab
Click on the restart all button & wait for the services to start again.

Once they are green again, go to the IP address & click on the PHPMYADMIN.


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