I keep getting this error when trying to configure the upload directory with Apache 2.2 and PHP 5.3 on CentOS.
upload_tmp_dir = /var/www/html/mysite/tmp_file_upload/
Directory /var/www/html/mysite/tmp_file_upload/> Options -Indexes AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> <Directory /var/www/html/mysite/images/> Options -Indexes </Directory>
CentOS directory permissions:
drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 11 10:01 images drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 12 04:54 tmp_file_upload
No matter what I do, I keep getting this error from PHP when I upload the file:
Warning: move_uploaded_file(images/robot.jpg): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/html/mysite/process.php on line 78
Warning: move_uploaded_file(): Unable to move ‘/tmp/phpsKD2Qm’ to ‘images/robot.jpg’ in /var/www/html/mysite/process.php on line 78
As you can see, it never did take the configuration from the php.ini file regarding the upload file.
What am I doing wrong here?
This is because
tmp_file_upload are only writable by
root user. For upload to work we need to make the owner of those folders same as httpd process owner OR make them globally writable (bad practice).
- Check apache process owner:
$ps aux | grep httpd. The first column will be the owner typically it will be
Change the owner of
tmp_file_uploadto be become
nobodyor whatever the owner you found in step 1.
$sudo chown nobody /var/www/html/mysite/images/ $sudo chown nobody /var/www/html/mysite/tmp_file_upload/
tmp_file_uploadnow to be writable by the owner, if needed [Seems you already have this in place]. Mentioned in @Dmitry Teplyakov answer.
$ sudo chmod -R 0755 /var/www/html/mysite/images/ $ sudo chmod -R 0755 /var/www/html/mysite/tmp_file_upload/
For more details why this behavior happend, check the manual http://php.net/manual/en/ini.core.php#ini.upload-tmp-dir , note that it also talking about
You can also run this script to find out the Apache process owner:
<?php echo exec('whoami'); ?>
And then change the owner of the destination directory to what you’ve got. Use the command:
chown user destination_dir
And then use the command
chmod 755 destination_dir
to change the destination directory permission.
This worked for me.
sudo adduser <username> www-data sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R g+rwX /var/www
Then logout or reboot.
SELinux complains, try the following
sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t '/var/www(/.*)?' sudo restorecon -Rv '/var/www(/.*)?'