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

Carlo Tambuatco oraclmaster at
Tue Feb 2 15:25:41 UTC 2021

> On Feb 2, 2021, at 9:32 AM, Henning Hraban Ramm <hraban at> wrote:
>> Am 02.02.2021 um 13:20 schrieb Carlo Tambuatco <oraclmaster at>:
>> 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, 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?
> Did you check if Apache is allowed to access (and serve) the folder and files of the manual pages?

How do I do this?

> Best, Hraban

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