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safeinsanity
Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module

Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module on new Xoops 2.5.10 install. Anybody know how to fix this? Everything else seems to be working fine.

When I click on the "Inbox" or "Private Messaging" links I get taken to a blank white web page that says "403 Access denied"

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Private Messaging module - Version : 1.14 Final
Minimum PHP required: 5.3.9 (your version is 7.3.6)
MYSQL Minimum version required: 5.0.7 (your version is 5.6.45-86.1)
Minimum XOOPS required: 2.5.10 (your version is 2.5.10)
Minimum ModuleAdmin required: 1.2 (your version is 1.2)

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geekwright
Re: Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module

A 403 status is not something XOOPS itself would generate directly.

Some thoughts:
- check for a .htaccess file in the modules/pm/ directory
- make sure permissions for the modules/pm/ directory are set to allow access by the web server
- if using a SELINUX enable server double check the security context for the directory

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safeinsanity
Re: Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module

Quote:

geekwright wrote:
A 403 status is not something XOOPS itself would generate directly.

Some thoughts:
- check for a .htaccess file in the modules/pm/ directory
- make sure permissions for the modules/pm/ directory are set to allow access by the web server
- if using a SELINUX enable server double check the security context for the directory


No htaccess file in pm module's directory
Permissions on pm module seem ok - mosty 755 and I made a few 777
NOt surre about the server because my site is hosted on a free web hosting site.

I really wish that I could get this working though.

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safeinsanity
Re: Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module

Ok, this is really strange!

I uninstalled the PM module and completely deleted it from my xoops installation's directory via ftp and now it seems to be working. I just sent myself a PM. How is that even possible?

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Kelico
Re: Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module
  • 2020/1/23 9:08

  • Kelico

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I think it's a bug because is not supposed to be

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Kelico
Re: Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module
  • 2020/1/23 9:12

  • Kelico

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  • Since: 2020/1/23


Quote:

safeinsanity wrote:
Ok, this is really strange!

I just sent myself a PM. How is that even possible?
Weird

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Mamba
Re: Getting a "403 Access denied" error when trying to access the Private Messages module
  • 2020/1/23 23:22

  • Mamba

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  • Since: 2004/4/23


Quote:
I just sent myself a PM. How is that even possible?

Why not? You can send yourself a text message on your phone, and you can send yourself an email!
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