macOS security update has changed some permissions for apache2 server...?

Carlo Tambuatco oraclmaster at
Tue Feb 2 12:20:23 UTC 2021

This might seem like a small issue, but it bothers me because I just can’t find 
what changed...

It seems the latest security update to macOS has rendered me unable to view the 
apache manual pages installed on my local webserver. It worked fine before the 
update, but now when I open up a browser to http://localhost:8080/manual <http://localhost:8080/manual>, I get 
403 Forbidden, you don’t have permission to access this resource. 

I checked my httpd.conf file, and my extra/httpd-manual.conf file which contain the 
apache directives for viewing and handling the manual pages, but as far as I can tell, 
nothing changed. It seems apache2 can find the directory, but it now says I don’t 
have permission to view it? What possibly could have changed?
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