WAMP error: Forbidden You don’t have permission to access /phptheadmin/ on this server

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I am new to WAMP and I have just installed it today.

The setup went well and localhost seems to work, but when I try to access phpMyAdmin I get this error:

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server.

Why do I get this permission access error with phpMyAdmin?

I am using Windows 7.

Best Solution

Change the file content of c:\wamp\alias\phpmyadmin.conf to the following.

Note: You should set the Allow Directive to allow from your local machine for security purposes. The directive Allow from all is insecure and should be limited to your local machine.

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
        Allow from all
</Directory>

Here my WAMP installation is in the c:\wamp folder. Change it according to your installation.

Previously, it was like this:

<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 127.0.0.1
</Directory>

Modern versions of Apache 2.2 and up will look for a IPv6 loopback instead of a IPv4 loopback (your localhost).

The real problem is that wamp is binding to an IPv6 address. The fix: just add Allow from ::1 - Tiberiu-IonuČ› Stan

<Directory "c:/wamp22/apps/phpmyadmin3.5.1/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
        Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from localhost 127.0.0.1 ::1
</Directory>

This will allow only the local machine to access local apps for Apache.

Restart your Apache server after making these changes.