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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0032703mantisbtbugtrackerpublic2023-10-14 12:28
Reporterdregad Assigned Todregad  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Target Version2.25.8Fixed in Version2.25.8 
Summary0032703: Local documentation is not accessible (403)

MantisBT release tarballs downloaded from SourceForge include a local copy of the Admin Guide and Developers Guide in the /doc directory.

When $g_enable_project_documentation = ON;, by default the Docs menu links the User Documentation tab to this local copy of the MantisBT Admin Guide (e.g. http://localhost/mantis/doc/en-US/Admin_Guide/html-desktop/).

This does not work: an HTTP 403 (Forbidden) error is triggered, due to the presence of an .htaccess file which denies access the directory's contents.

Additional Information

The file was introduced in 1.1.0rc1 (see 0008286),

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related to 0008286 closedvboctor Add .htaccess to block access to core/, doc/, lang/, packages/ 
related to 0032557 acknowledged Can not set full URL to $g_manual_url in config_inc.php 


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Related Changesets

MantisBT: master-2.25 6a9636ff

2023-06-06 11:28


Details Diff
Remove .htaccess & web.config from /doc directory

These prevent user from accessing local documentation (Admin and
Developer guides) that are present in the /doc directory when MantisBT
is installed via Release tarballs.

Fixes 0032703
Affected Issues
rm - doc/.htaccess Diff
rm - doc/Web.config Diff