Nginx Permission Issues - Unable to access dynamic PHP websites

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    • Nginx Permission Issues - Unable to access dynamic PHP websites

      Hi guys,

      I want to serve a few private websites using my OMV server and installed the Nginx plugin for this cause. First, I created a new pool setting www-data as user and group, everything else is default. After that, I added a new server using a shared folder Websites I created on one of my data drives - this directory is my document root. Port-based (8080), SSL turned off, PHP turned on, beforementioned Pool is added, index.php selected.

      I know that the server is working, because I can easily view regular html files or images, but I cant use php-based projects, like for example a Grav CMS that I've setup at Websites/rec/

      If I try to access it, I get error messeges like this:

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      1. [error] 23387#0 *7 directory index of "/srv/diskname/Websites/rec/" is forbidden, client:, server: , request: "GET /rec/ HTTP/1.1", host: "nas:8080"


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      1. [error] 25342#0: *3 open() "/srv/diskname/Websites/rec/de/" failed (2: No such file or directory), client:, server: , request: "GET /rec/de/ HTTP/1.1", host: "nas:8080"
      When that last error occured, it kind of seemed to work, as I saw a static 404 error page in the design of my installed Grav theme and it also redirected me to /rec/de, but it doesn't seem to be able to dynamically load and process the actuall files.

      It doesn't work either, if i manually change the owner and group to all files and folders (incl. the document root) to www-data and grant full 777 access manually using ACL in the web gui after uploading all the files.

      I guess the problem is, that the server uses www-data as user and group, whereas when I upload data to the directory on the server via samba, the owner of these files is the user-account uploading them and the group is "users". When I use SFTP, it is root and www-data

      phpinfo() works though.

      What is the recommended way to handle this?

      Thanks in advance!
    • Alright, just a quick update - I needed three things to get Grav working.

      1) Adjust nginx.conf for the webserver instance based on this config. Although I guess it will revert every time i restart the webserver or OMV, am I right?

      2) Move Grav to the root dir. It didn't work in a subfolder, even if I adjusted the conf accordingly.

      3) I had to remove the noexec option from the mounted drive with the share in /etc/openmediavault/config.xml because that prevented Grav's scripts from being executable.