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Can't get phpmyadmin and nginx to work :(

Posted May 21, 2013 9.8k views
I am new to nginx. I have always used apache. So maybe I don't know enough about nginx to make this work. I am no newbie to arch though. I have tried EVERYTHING. Also I have thoroughly searched the forum and google and no, none of the solutions worked. I have a VPS with DigitalOcean (great provider, btw) and I have mariadb, nginx, and php-fpm running perfectly. Everything works. However, I can't get phpmyadmin to work. I have followed the wiki ([url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PhpMyAdmin#Nginx_Configuration[/url]) and it still doesn't work. I keep getting a 403 error. I would provide you with a domain name but I haven't tied one to the VPS yet. Here is the IP address: [url]http://198.199.86.65/phpmyadmin/[/url] My root directory is /usr/share/nginx/html and if I run an ls /usr/share/nginx/html command I get the following back: index.html phpmyadmin the directory is obviously there. My nginx.conf file reads as such: [code] #user html; worker_processes 1; #error_log logs/error.log; #error_log logs/error.log notice; #error_log logs/error.log info; #pid logs/nginx.pid; events { worker_connections 1024; } http { include mime.types; default_type application/octet-stream; #log_format main '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" ' # '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" ' # '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"'; #access_log logs/access.log main; sendfile on; #tcp_nopush on; #keepalive_timeout 0; keepalive_timeout 65; gzip on; server { listen 80; server_name localhost; #charset koi8-r; #access_log logs/host.access.log main; location / { root /usr/share/nginx/html; index index.html index.htm; } #error_page 404 /404.html; # redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html # error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html; location = /50x.html { root /usr/share/nginx/html; } # proxy the PHP scripts to Apache listening on 127.0.0.1:80 # location ~ \.php$ { fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock; fastcgi_index index.php; root /usr/share/nginx/html; include fastcgi.conf; } # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000 # #location ~ \.php$ { # root html; # fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000; # fastcgi_index index.php; # fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /scripts$fastcgi_script_name; # include fastcgi_params; #} # deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root # concurs with nginx's one # #location ~ /\.ht { # deny all; #} } server { listen 80; server_name localhost; root /usr/share/nginx/html/phpmyadmin; index index.php; fastcgi_index index.php; location ~ \.php$ { include /etc/nginx/fastcgi.conf; fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME /usr/share/nginx/html/phpmyadmin$fastcgi_script_name; fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock; } } # another virtual host using mix of IP-, name-, and port-based configuration # #server { # listen 8000; # listen somename:8080; # server_name somename alias another.alias; # location / { # root html; # index index.html index.htm; # } #} # HTTPS server # #server { # listen 443; # server_name localhost; # ssl on; # ssl_certificate cert.pem; # ssl_certificate_key cert.key; # ssl_session_timeout 5m; # ssl_protocols SSLv2 SSLv3 TLSv1; # ssl_ciphers HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5; # ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on; # location / { # root html; # index index.html index.htm; # } #} } [/code] Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Problem resolved. needed to add index.php to locations.
In my installation, I found that phpMyAdmin wouldn't work because it uses sessions stored in /var/lib/session, and that directory is owned by the "apache" group, not "nginx" group, so I had to change the ownership on that directory.

It happens quite often, changing back to apache, so I suspect there's a better way to fix it than just changing the ownership of the directory.
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