Getting LC server to work on OSX

Terry Judd terry.judd at
Mon Nov 4 19:14:05 EST 2013

I thought I'd finally dip my toe in and see how the LC server works.

So, I downloaded the server (6.1.0) and followed the instructions in the relevant lesson...

1. I placed the LC server folder in my home folder...


2. Created a livecode-cig folder in my Sites folder


3. And edited my .conf file so it looks like this...

<Directory "/Users/tsj/Sites/">
Options Indexes MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
AddHandler livecode-script .lc
Action livecode-script /livecode-cgi/livecode-server

<Directory "/Users/tsj/LiveCodeServer-6_1_0-Mac">
Options ExecCGI
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ScriptAlias /livecode-cgi/livecode-server "/Users/tsj/LiveCodeServer-6_1_0-Mac/livecode-server"

4. I then put a test file in my Sites folder ( as per the example in the lesson)...

But when I access the script (http://localhost/~tsj/ I consistently get a 403 error...

You don't have permission to access /livecode-cgi/livecode-server/~tsj/ on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.24 (Unix) DAV/2 Server at localhost Port 80

What am I missing?


Dr Terry Judd
Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Medical Education Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

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