LimeSurvey installer does not start -instead 403 forbidden

3 years 11 months ago #114798 by lefrieren
lefrieren created the topic: LimeSurvey installer does not start -instead 403 forbidden

i tested limesurvey at my local computer first. Now I want to install it on our linux server. I followed the installation instructions. I uploaded the limesurvey205 plus built in 141113 on our server (in binary mod). I set the directory permissions and all the subfolders for tmp, upload and config. I created a database user and set all the suggested permissions. But when I want to run the installation script I only get the information that I "don't have permission to access /xxx/yyy/limesurvey/ on this server". I checked already that I have all the permissions and access to all folders and that I belong to all the relevant groups and subgroups.
My .htaccess file looks like this (it's the original one from the installation):

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on

# if a directory or a file exists, use it directly
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

# otherwise forward it to index.php
RewriteRule . index.php
# General setting to properly handle LimeSurvey paths
# AcceptPathInfo on

I read that there might be a problem with "Mod Security" but I don't know where and how to make changes (I'm new to this field).
Any suggestions or other ideas why it doesn't work?
Thx in advance!

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