Client denied by server configuration on Apache 2.4

When setting up virtual hosts on Ubuntu 14.04, you can easily get tripped up by a change in Apache version 2.4.  If you’re getting the error:


You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

or seeing this in your Apache Logs:

client denied by server configuration: [document root]

Try adding the following to your virtual host file:

[code language=”xml”]

Require all granted


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