403's on localhost workstation multiple vhosts

Francis Daly francis at daoine.org
Fri Oct 30 23:02:27 UTC 2015

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 05:55:02PM -0400, Viaduct Lists wrote:

Hi there,

> Just found out that I was running nginx as the nobody user.  I’d like to change it to rich, but I get this error if installed as user rich; in the nginx.conf:


> nginx: [emerg] getgrnam("rich") failed in /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf:2

You must nominate a user and group to run nginx as.

If you don't explicitly name a group, you implicitly name the group with
the same name as the user.

So: name a group that exists. Possibly the same one that your working apache uses.

Good luck with it,

Francis Daly        francis at daoine.org

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