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Item6874: Apache Config Generator - Does not use new Apache 2.4.x Access Controls

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Extension ApacheConfigGenerator Enhancement Closed   patch 5.1.2

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From Apache 2.4 the access control configuration directives have changed. If building a new twiki server from scratch using the standard 2.4.x httpd.conf file the twiki.conf generated does not function as it is using the old legacy directives (Which probably clash with the new directives in the httpd.conf)

The old 2.2 version

 Order Allow,Deny
 Allow from all

From 2.4 it is replaced with

 Require all granted

Full details and more are in the apache documentation http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/upgrading.html#page-header

I have manually amended my configuration and it now works.

Additionally to get twiki to work i had to enable mod_cgid - which wasnt enabled by default

Do we need to have a new selector in the page that generates the config file to be able to generate 2.4.x style configuration and an update of the documentation?

-- TWiki:Main/JulianCollins - 2012-05-08

Thanks for the heads up, Julian. Yes, the generator needs to be enhanced with a new selector for Apache version. Any other changes besides the two you pointed out?

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2012-05-10

I updated TWiki:TWiki.ApacheConfigGenerator accordingly.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2012-05-12

I updated the sample twiki_httpd_conf.txt that ships with TWiki accordingly.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2012-05-12

After some more investigation , the mod_cgid enabling varies depending on what mpm apache is built with, it may be better to just specify to enable cgi.

With the worker MPM its mod_cgi , with event its mod_cgid

-- TWiki:Main.JulianCollins - 2012-05-16

Thanks Julian for pointing this out. I amended the docs accordingly.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2012-05-16

Summary Apache Config Generator - Does not use new Apache 2.4.x Access Controls
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JulianCollins
Codebase 5.1.1
SVN Range

AppliesTo Extension
Component ApacheConfigGenerator
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:22915 TWikirev:22916 TWikirev:22938 TWikirev:22939
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 5.1.2
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Topic revision: r11 - 2013-02-16 - PeterThoeny
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