Fix 403 Forbidden wampserver tools (PHPmyadmin, sqlbuddy etc) on Windows 8

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To fix the issue with localhost under Windows 8 giving a 403 error (but working for I did the following:

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  1. From the WampServer icon, left click, select Apache > Alias Directories > .../phpmyadmin/ > Edit alias to open the alias configuration file and then changed:
  3. <Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.5.1/">
  4. Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
  5. AllowOverride all
  6. Order Deny,Allow
  7. Deny from all
  8. Allow from
  9. </Directory>
  11. such that the Allow line became:
  13. Allow from ::1
  15. That will fix things for phpmyadmin and if you intend to use SQLbuddy or Webgrind then you'll need to make a similar change to their configuration files. Furthermore, if you've modified the Apache configuration (as I had) then you'll to make a similar change to any localhost Allows in httpd.conf too.


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