Just been trying to install CiviCRM 5.0.1 in Drupal 7.58, and when I try to run the install script, I get a message saying I don't have permission to do so:

"You don't have permission to access this page The installer can only be run by a user with the permission to administer site configuration.

Refer to the online documentation for more information: Installation Guide"

It's a fresh installation of Drupal, and only has the initial admin user - there's nothing unchecked in the Drupal permissions for administrators (but obviously it doesn't have anything related to CiviCRM as the module isn't enabled).

  • Was drupal installed as "minimal" or "standard"? I've had problems with various things civi and non-civi when using minimal.
    – Demerit
    Commented Apr 24, 2018 at 16:32
  • It was a standard installation (done v. quickly without checking every step in the manual, but didn't hit any errors with installing Drupal)
    – liblogger
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 10:57

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Below link might be useful for work around

Getting permission error when installing CiviCRM under Drupal



  • Went for giving anon users permission to administer site configuration as it's just a test site on a local server - that got me to the install page. Thanks!
    – liblogger
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 11:06

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