Disable directory indexes on Apache

Posted under » Apache » LAMP Security on 23 August 2013

If you have mod rewrite on then this is the most flexible way in managing directory listing which is inspired by Drupal.

<Directory /var/www/>
		Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
		AllowOverride All
		Order allow,deny
		allow from all

After which add the .htaccess file

# Don't show directory listings for URLs which map to a directory.
Options -Indexes

# Follow symbolic links in this directory.
Options +FollowSymLinks

# Set the default handler.
DirectoryIndex index.php

Read more about Mod Rewrite here.

You may also want to read my earlier article on indexing here.

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