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Unable to configure my Foswiki 1.0.4


I did a new installtion of Foswiki 1.0.4, and have configured the site (new extensions etc).

The site has been running for a couple of days. Next I wantet do do some more configuration, but are not not able to start of the configure script. It enters a access denied page saying that


The "Foswiki" web does not exist

A Foswiki site is divided into webs; each one represents one subject, one area of collaboration. You are trying to 'view' in a web that does not exist. ....

My web is not named Foswiki, it simply "Main" and "System" etc... The site os working ok, it's only when I enter the confguration script that this appear. Have anyone experienced this with the new foswiki before?


Atle Briskemyr

Found the problem. The apache conf file had a wrong web file entry for ErrorDocument. Changed the 'web' from Foswiki to System, and I was able to run configuration.

Not too hard to figure out from the above, but here's just a few more details which might help anyone else with this issue.

The error page looks like:-


To fix this go to wherever you installed your webserver (I'm using apache)


Edit foswiki.conf

ErrorDocument 401 /foswiki/bin/view/Foswiki/UserRegistration


ErrorDocument 401 /foswiki/bin/view/System/UserRegistration

Restart Apache.

It should now work.

-- ConnellMcMenamin - 27 Mar 2009

thanks for the update, though i'm concerned where do you get the ErrorDocument line that says /Foswiki/ ? do we have some files or documentation to repair?

the sample foswiki_httpd_conf.txt that comes with 1.0.4 says:

    # File to return on access control error (e.g. wrong password)
    # By convention this is the UserRegistration page, that allows users
    # to register with the Foswiki. Apache requires this to be a *local* path.
    # Comment this out if you setup Foswiki to completely deny access to WikiGuest
    # in all webs or change the path to a static html page.
    ErrorDocument 401 /foswiki/bin/view/System/UserRegistration
    # Alternatively if your users are all known to be registered you may want
    # to redirect them to the ResetPassword page.
    # ErrorDocument 401 /foswiki/bin/view/System/ResetPassword

-- WillNorris - 27 Mar 2009

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