403 forbidden error for Image


Recently I saw that some of the images were not displayed on a particular webpage, I checked if the image was available under the images folder, yes it was with the correct name!

I checked the Chrome Browser's console logs and It said: GET http://localhost/myapp/images/4.jpg 403 (Forbidden). I tried accessing the image via URL and I could see this access type error!

Access forbidden!

You don't have permission to access the requested object.
It is either read-protected or not readable by the server.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 403

localhost
Apache/2.4.10 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.1i PHP/5.5.15 mod_perl/2.0.8-dev Perl/v5.16.3

Reason for 403: Well it was obvious that it has something to do with the access permissions of the file, as I work on a Unix based operating system.

Solution to resolve 403 forbidden error:

Check the access permissions for the file: Read permission should be allowed for the Others, its best to make permission settings to 644 using CHMOD

644 = (rw- r-- r--): group/others can to read the file. The owner can write to it, others cannot write or execute it. I hope it helps someone!