Having trouble running that cron.php in Drupal? Receiving a 403 error? Here's where to look...


Category: drupal

In the .htaccess file in the root of the directory there is a section near the base that looks like:-

 

<Files "cron.php">
        Order Deny,Allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from localhost
        Allow from 127.0.0.1
        Allow from xx.xx.xx.xx #<= YOUR IP
</Files>

 

Use a service like WhatIsMyIP to find out your IP address, replace the xx.xx.xx.xx with your IP and voila, you can call cron.php from the browser.

Bear in mind if you reboot your router or are assigned another IP address you will need to change this value if accessing from your browser again.


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