Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#5849 assigned Bug/Something is broken

authorize.php not included in drupal 7 control panel installations

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Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: drupal Cc:
Sensitive: no


See #5631.

This could be considered a security feature... but my inclination is to fix this problem so people can fully use drupal 7, even to do things like install themes via a web browser.

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by

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comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by


What is the status on this as it seems to be the same issue in #6893


comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by

This is fixed for new drupal sites created via the control panel, however, older sites won't have the link.

As a work-around for old sites, you can manually create the symlink by running this command from the web directory, as the user that owns the files in the web directory:

ln -s /usr/local/share/drupal-7/authorize.php

I'll keep this open until we manually run this command on all sites on all moshes...


comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by

is this fix supposed to also allow for modules to be installed via the drupal UI?

when i try to add a new module, i get:

    Warning: file_put_contents() [function.file-put-contents]: Only 0 of 413477 bytes written, possibly out of free disk space in file_unmanaged_save_data() (line 1898 of /usr/local/share/drupal-7.23/includes/
    The file could not be created. could not be saved to temporary://update-cache-0218d6d8/ctools-7.x-1.3.tar.gz.
    Unable to retrieve Drupal project from


comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by


I am having the same issue on my user account on Rose, but for Backup and Migrate attempting to write out a backup file. It's not a authorize.php issue, it's some other issue. Are you also on Rose?

My ticket:

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