Most current file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users to view or make changes to the contents of the filesystem.

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umask for www-data user running PHP on Ubuntu

Setting up a new webserver in Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to wrangle file permissions for PHP generated files. By default, all the directories and files in /var/www are owned/grouped to www-admin. ...
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How to add an SSH user to my Ubuntu 12 server to upload PHP files [on hold]

I have an Ubuntu 12 VPS and wanted to create a user account to upload and download my PHP code. So when logged in as root I created a user "chris" and then created a directory /var/www/chris I want ...
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Freenas & LDAP Multiple User Groups Not Taking Affect

we are using, Freenas 9.2.1.7 which communicates with LDAP to control file permission. We have Windows users in multiple groups. Some belong to Finance as their primary group and Admin as another ...
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Domain user still able to view view.list folder even though permission is set to Deny

I have AD on my server , I have specific user group are set to deny(List Folder) for certain folder, but the user still have visible of the folder in the server even they do not have permission to ...
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How do I detect what is changing file ownership on Linux?

I have inherited a bunch of Linux (Ubuntu Precise) servers and am currently having problems with the ownership of a folder changing to "root" fairly often. We run puppet, which changes the ownership ...
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Can't read file perms from Linux when file is open in Windows (NFS share)

I have a folder that is shared from Windows (2012 R2) via NFS, and mounted in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). Everything is working fine, except that when a file is open in Windows, even if it's just Read ...
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php script can't access /tmp folder

I have no open_basedir, php can access /etc /usr /proc /home etc… but not /tmp. tmpfs is mount on /tmp (/tmp type tmpfs (rw)) That's also the reason I want to use the /tmp folder. My files are owned ...
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Proper trac + gitolite integration (file permissions)

I am trying to understand what I did wrong with my file permission on a Debian Wheezy trac + gitolite integrate. I have been following indications from here, here and here. Here is what I did: $ ...
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Getting “Received too large SFTP packet” error when connecting with root account to the server via WinSCP

I've tried different ways and read some solutions including these: Why I am not able to ssh as root? Editing with Winscp And an article from Forum of Ubuntu I don't understand why when I connect ...
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Read only permissions still allows to save

I have a weird permissions situation that I can not explain. Let me explain my users and group and then show you the folder permissions. drwxrwsr-x. 2 jenkinsuser applog 4096 Jul 15 09:56 . ...
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Plesk Permission Denied

I've been trying to archive a whole directory from within Plesk, but when I try to, it brings this message up: Error: Unable to create the archive: filemng: /usr/bin/zip execution failed: zip ...
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NTFS permissions explanation

I had asked the below question sometime ago and it was answered, I logged I'm recently to refer back to it only to have seen all the answers had been removed. Did I do something wrong? "I seem to be ...
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Restrict a Linux user to the files he owns

Imagine a server setup of a shared webhosting company where multiple (~100) customers have shell access to a single server. A lot of web "software" recommends to chmod files 0777. I'm nervous about ...
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How to bring a redirected user account back from the dead in Windows Server 2008 R2?

A user at the place where I work left the company, we deleted his account out of AD and then he came back...and now his redirected profile exists, but with the wrong permissions on the folder.. I ...
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How do you control the file ownership of a socket managed by launchd

I'm working on writing a daemon that talks to other daemons in the same project over UNIX sockets. For security purposes, it's critical that these daemons only talk amongst themselves (and can't, for ...
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How to Restore Win Drive Permissions [closed]

I've been playing with my C: drive permissions and I have managed to mess them up. Now when I log in nothing appears and I can't launch anything. I tried safe mode and the same thing happens with ...
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When does a computer cache file permissions?

I just had an issue where users were directly added to the ACL of a folder. I created a group, added them to the group, added the group to the ACL of the folder and then removed the users and pressed ...
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Force permissions non domain Mac server share

I have a Mac server which is accessed by both Macs and PCs. I need every file in this specific samba share to have 777 permissions regardless of the write permissions given by the client. The ...
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Running uWSGI with supervisor in a docker container is giving permission denied

I have Django app that I want to run with UWSGI in a Docker container using Supervisor. I am using OSX so to successfully mount my OSX filesystem inside my boot2docker VM (so I can mount volumes with ...
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Linux permission issues: “Permission denied”

I am provisioning a postgresql server on an TinyCore64 machine and there are some files and folders that cannot be accessed by the user postgres despite the fact that I have changed the permissions, ...
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What security mechanism prevents write access to certain folders in Windows?

There are certain folders in Windows 2012 R2\8.1 where the contents are not writable - one example is Program Files\WindowsApps (which stores apps downloaded from the Windows Store). Obviously this is ...
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Mounted HDD not having enough permissions from Apache/PHP

Piwigo gallery, on apache and php, CentOS 6. The root system is a RAID 128GB. /var/www/html is on the root file system. Mounted the 320GB hdd to /var/www/html/320 using defaults, it's an ext4 fs. ...
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Python uWSGI logs have no read permissions

I am running a Python Flask server on uWSGI over an EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The server is configured as follows: [uwsgi] http-socket = :9000 plugin = python wsgi-file = /path/to_wsgi.py ...
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File permissions on a dedicated server [duplicate]

I have a dedicated server for my website. There are no other users, and no other websites on the same machine. Is there any risk in setting 777-permissions on my site's public_html folder, bearing in ...
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Auto 775 permissions

Guys I have a linux dedicated server. There are multiple users who manage specific directories on the server. But if a user uploads something, for example a plugin/library. When it is executed it ...
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Windows server 2008 - Access Based Enumeration (ABE) not working correctly

I have a folder shared with permissions of only one user account, admin account and admin group having access to it, but when I open the shared area from a second user account which dose not have ...
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Changing default ownership for files created by a user

I gave user "jdoe" access to SCP files onto a Unix server hosting Wordpress. Files this user creates within the /var/www/Wordpress folder (and subfolders) need to be owned by www-data or at least the ...
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Server 2008 R2 file access permissions

I'm finding it awkward to sort out permissions for file sharing and access on my LAN. I've created an account on the server node (as a normal user) and shared a drive that has 2 folders at the root, ...
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Proper set up shared folders for users

First I would like to say thanks for helping, and I have huge problem with proper set up permission for shared folders. I have Windows 7 x64 ent. - name: backupfb - added to domain with shared ...
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NTFS folder permissions traverse

Here is the problem We have NTFS file server with several layers of sub-folders. FolderA\ - User AAA should not have access FolderA\FolderAA\ - User AAA should not have access ...
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correct file system permissions for joomla installation on linux

My question is pretty general. Lets assume I have a linux distribution web server, with the /var/www/ is the web directory. I used my superuser account to upload and unzip the Joomla installation ...
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How to tell the difference between “No such file or directory” and “Permission Denied”

I'd rather not parse STDERR, but I can't think of another way to tell the difference, programmatically, between the two: $ ls /net/foo.example.com/bar/test /net/foo.example.com/bar/test: Permission ...
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How do I allow users to add/modify files in a directory but not change the directory - Linux

How can I modify a directory so that it is owned by a group and users in that group can add and delete files and create sub directories but are unable to change the permissions on the parent ...
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Removing deny everyone permissions from GPO

As part of the workaround for CVE-2014-1776 I created a group policy object that applied Deny permissions to everyone on VGX.DLL. I am now trying to undo this group policy and having a lot of ...
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Capistrano fails to delete folders/files created by Apache

Problem Capistrano deploys a web application via SSH using deploy user. Apache/PHP runs under typical www-data user. Web server is creating cache files and folders at runtime inside the app path. ...
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apt-get installation of nginx leaves files owned by root

This was originally posted on stackoverflow, but it was recommended that I post it here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23274818/apt-get-installation-of-nginx-leaves-files-owned-by-root/23346149 ...
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Corrective action for file security after Windows server rename

I have renamed a Windows Server using the Control Panel feature. This worked fine at first. Today I noticed that I was unable to rename a certain file that I always was able to rename before. This ...
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Give user permission to create/delete particular file?

Is it possible to give a user permission to create/delete a file at a certain path, but not to modify other files in the same directory?. I'm using Ansible to provision a CentOS 6.4 box. I'd like to ...
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Why can't apache create log files?

I have a simple LAMP stack on CentOS setup. Apache is setup with vhosts and each developer has their web files inside their user folder. The directory structure is like so (for the user test): ...
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Rsync file permissions

I am building a script to copy files from a remote server. The problem is, the remote servers file permissions are pretty whack and I don't want to copy these over. The line in my script right now is ...
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Linux NFS - set default user for new files on nfs share

I use CentOs as nfs server nad 2 Centos machines as clients. I have some problems with permisions/ownership for new files/directories created from clients on nfs share. My exports file: ...
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Can scp setup file mode of copied files?

The man page of scp does not mention any mode option. Is there a way (or other program) that could setup the mode for transferred files?
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Is ZIP archive capable of storing permissions?

I am using Maven Assembly plugin to bundle my application along with configuration/settings files. It allows to specify persmissions to be stored along with files, which is quite convenient. Still I ...
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Owncloud data folder in /home

I've installed an owncloud server to share it with 7 others people. I have set a symbolic link from their data folder to their home (/var/www/owncloud/data/$USER -> /home/$USER/owncloud ). So every ...
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How to correct with right user permission on Centos 6.5, Plesk - 500 Internal Server Error

Can someone help me because I have a serious problem with my entire server on all accounts. I installed vimp on '/var/www' which was recommended by FAQ on ...
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What is a secure set of permissions to give a set of files to be backed up?

On our server we have a number of users (i.e. clients) who need their code to be backed up. Their file permissions are usually 650 with user and group being user:user (where user is the actual user ...
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make files on network shares undeletable

I am trying to make it so non administrator users cannot delete files on network shares. I've setup my NTFS permissions to do this and all seems to be working except when a user goes to save a new ...
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Using Jenkins to access mysql files on the same instance

I have a Jenkins installation and running mysql server on the same box. One of my jenkins jobs is supposed to tar up the /var/lib/mysql folder but I get the following error tar: ...
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How to Takeover a Folder when even Admins and SYSTEM has Access Denied?

I'm having a strange problem; a user seems to have 'tweaked' the permission of a folder so that not even a Domain Admin nor the SYSTEM account can take it over. icacls Folder /T /C /Q /RESET --> ...
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MongoDB starting gets terminating

I am installing the mongodb with the default configurations, and that gets started normally, but when I changed the dbpath value to point to different position it started giving me the exceptions, can ...