Community tutorial is not complete/accurate


I know the tutorials are provided by contributors. Regardless of they’re being paid or not, I’m expecting accuracy.

I’ve followed this tutorial to setup Django, Gunicorn and Nginx. Everything works except 403 error when accessing Django’s static resources.

The only solution is to edit /etc/nginx/nginx.conf and change user from www-data to my username.

I’m not the only one with this issue. Several other people reported the same in the comments section of the tutorial. And yes I’ve already checked everything. In fact I destroyed my droplet and configured it again.

Now my problem is solved but if changing user is necessary why the author didn’t mention that? So maybe the issue is somewhere else?

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September 6, 2022

Hello @omidshojaee

Thanks for sharing this. Our team will have a look into this and if needed we will make changes to the tutorial in order to make sure that all the needed steps are described and listed.


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