ownCloud server replied: Forbidden (ownCloud Forbidden)

I recently installed the latest version of ownCloud. A self hosted cloud platform for syncing all your favourite documents and files you may need to access from elsewhere.

The install was easy enough – See other post – however i did then encounter a few issues when using the Windows sync software,

Here is what i had to do to fix a: “ownCoud server replied: Forbidden” ownCloud Forbidden error.

(Well hopefully it works for you also! )

ownCloud Forbidden

I had to do 2 things in order to get this installed:

The first error i got was;
“download of ownCloud source file failed.
SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chainSSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain”

The solution i found here was to add the below into my installer.php :

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CERTINFO, FALSE);

This allowed me to start the install, and then supply it with my DB creds and table to get started.

The second error, was only once i had set up my default file structure using the web interface and finally installed the desktop based client was the aforementioned ownCloud Forbidden error.

The solution? After endless hours of scrolling through countless Forums and the full ownCloud documentation;

ownCloud Forbidden Spydah


In plain text, to show spydah’s fix to an ownCloud Forbidden error:

Simply add the following to your .htaccess file:

<Limit GET POST>
order allow,deny
allow from all
order allow,deny
allow from all


Done. Sorted. finally!

Find PC model and serial from CMD

Ever  been in the situation where  you need to  find PC model and serial, but just don’t have access to the bottom of the PC to check.
Perhaps you need the model but the sticker has been removed, or marked on the bottom. Well, there’s a alternate way to find the computer’s serial number without you having to go under the desk:

Here is how to find the PC model and Serial from CMD

Open the command prompt (Start – > CMD) and type the following command:

wmic bios get serialnumber

Another command that will also print the model number (or make) of your computer is:

wmic csproduct get name, identifyingnumber

The system model number can also be found using the System Information program available under All Programs – > Accessories – > System Tools.

And there you have it, how to find your PC model and Serial from CMD 

serial from cmd