Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: Ocean10000 & incrediBILL & phranque

User Directive does not work

8:25 pm on Apr 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Apr 10, 2018
posts: 1
votes: 0


Apache fails to start with the following error in the log:

httpd: bad user name ...
However the id command issued at a teminal window returns correct values for the given user. The host is not using local user database.

I wonder how I can debug this. Running httpd -X ... does not help, the log file has no details.

The OS is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.3 (Maipo)