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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Permissions and access security for a shared folder on a server

I need to set permissions to a folder for two people. I am not an administrator on the server but I have access to grant and remove permissions to folders. Not even the Server Admin should have ...
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Manipulating root files in images without being root?

In our environment we have linux developer PCs and several embedded boards. The embedded boards are booted from an image. Those image files should be created/modified on the developer PCs. Mounting is ...
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How To Block FTP Users From Changing File Permissions

I have been tasked with trying to reproduce an issue one of our developers is running into. On certain FTP servers, the FTP library he is using (Starksoft/Biko) returns a "530: Not Logged In" error. ...
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Can't write logs with Computer Management on Windows Server 2003

I'm trying to clear and save the logs of my Windows 2003 server to a file server. I have access to the filesystem and can create arbitrary files with no problem. But when I try to "Save and Clear" in ...
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SetGID on newly created directories in ProFTPd 1.3.4

I discovered a change in some recent version of ProFTPd - I used Umask 0007 to remove permissions to "others" but it kept my SetGID directory flag - which is what I wanted. In recent version (1.3.4) ...
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Group permissions (seemingly) ignored on Win2k3 fileserver

After 10+ years having our AD setup "one way," I'm looking at the permission structure and realized that our business has in fact changed enough to where we should match our current state rather than ...
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VSFTPD on Ubuntu server won't allow authenticated local users to write using built in Mac or PC client

I have VSFTPD running on an Ubuntu Server. SELinux is currently disabled. When I connect as a registered user (with a username & password local to the machine) using the built-in FTP client on ...
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What is the best way to fix NTFS file permissions to inherit parent?

When XP clients move files on the same volume, the permissions are moved with it. With Windows 7 clients and up, when a file is moved, the permissions are inherited. Unfortunately, we still have a ...
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user and groups for LAMP

I have written a script that installs a LAMP environment and a few other helpful programs. All of this has been installed under root. I would now like to create a new user called webmaster that will ...
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Wordpress Permalinks Settings Page unable to update .htaccess

Thanks so much for taking the time to help me with this issue: I had a Wordpress blog hosted on a shared Bluehost hosting account. I'm currently in the process of migrating it manually over to an AWS ...
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IIS 7.5 Files Edited Using FTP Lose Permissions

I have a web application running IIS 7.5, I have a few files that require that the I_USER have write/modify permissions. When these permissions have been applied and the application runs smoothly. ...
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Need help having a particular setup for vsftp with virtual users with access to a particular folder

as part of some services we are offering to some companies, we have gradually became the hosting providers for them using amazon services. so we host 2 web sites on amazon. the root documents for the ...
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assigning write permissions to /proc/sys/vm in ubuntu

I asked my sysadmin if he can do the following: echo 0 > /proc/sys/vm/zone_reclaim_mode He came back to me saying that he doesn't have the necessary permissions (as root) to create a file in that ...
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File/Folder permissions on Windows file server will only work from the top down

We have a 2008 R2 server hosting most of our network shares. Lately we have been locking down the permissions in the folders to give only certain users and groups access to certain folders, but we ...
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Bizarre permission inheritance logic windows 2008

Could someone explain this bizarre behaviour? I manage a handful of servers connected to a much larger Active Directory network. All the Windows shares on our servers have a mixture of local account ...
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assigning write permission to /proc/sys/vm

I asked my sysadmin if he can do the following: echo 0 > /proc/sys/vm/zone_reclaim_mode He came back to me saying that he doesn't have the necessary permissions (as root) to create a file in ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Make owner of created files BUILTIN\Administrators

I am encountering some difficulty with makeing the owner of files created in a particular directory to be the Built In Administrators group, rather than the actual user that created it. This seems to ...
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How to set permissions to use 'ls'

I have a folder (which is owned by another user but the same group) and I want to view it's contents, but I always get the following error message: "ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied" ...
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Access-based enumeration and subfolders [duplicate]

Is there a way, using ABE to let users get to subfolders they have access to, in folders they don't have access to? Example \[sharedrive]\shares\accounting\group1\bills\ shares is set to everyone ...
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How to preserve file ownership when editing files over sshfs?

I administer a Ubuntu web server running a LAMP stack. I am now trying to mount the file system to a Windows machine over SSH (using win-sshfs). This works as expected. However, when editing files ...
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No file access permissions after restore database

I have a strange phenomon. When I restore a SQL-Server 2012 database to a folder on my D-Drive, it gets restored just fine. I can access the database and basically it works fine. But when I check the ...
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NTFS permissions using groups does NOT work (Win 2012)

My problem is very simple. Assigning file\folder permissions to individual users in my domain work just fine. However if I try to assign permissions to custom groups I created or even the ...
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Tool to see nested permissions?

Here's the situation. Often I need to tell how a user is getting access to a specific folder. I can see in "Effective permissions" that they have read/write/etc, but because of nested groups I can't ...
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DFS replication and the SYSTEM user (NTFS permissions)

Question for which I'm having trouble finding an answer on Google or Technet... Does granting the SYSTEM user permissions to DFS-shared files and folders have any effect on DFS replication? (And ...
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debian - permissions for multiple users in apache

I am trying to setup permissions for a directory in my apache2. I am going to show a scenario so its easier to explain and understand: This is my directory listing with permissions -> root:root ...
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win2008 - overide inherited permissions

having permission issues for 2 users using active directory. added 2 new users to ourdomain.controller/users folder. The 2 users were auto. added to the Domain Users Group. Went to the local G:/ ...
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Httpd on Centos6 not listing directory contents

I have a folder (which is NOT the conventional /var/www/html folder!) /Server/Websites/Default on my Centos6.4 server. There is only one file, phpinfo.php (with the obvious code in it). Running ...
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PHP file upload system security implications

i've build a small upload system using PHP, it is working just fine for now however, the problem i have is the way i've got it to work. I don't have much of a background in security, but is what i'm ...
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How can I prevent a given user group accessing global files?

Apologies if this is the incorrect forum. I am looking for a solution to a problem as follows: We have protected information on our system with global read/execute access (555) owned by a user in ...
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file permissions for scripts that need write access

This question helped me quite a bit: What's the best way of handling permissions for apache2's user www-data in /var/www? I would like to take the above question further, I want to be able ...
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Unable to create logon script - Access denied?

I'm currently trying to create a logon script that will map a few network drives for all users. I've created the script, but when I try placing the .bat file in the proper folder, I get an "Access ...
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Setfacl Defaults (non explicit) Not Applying

hopefully this is a quick one.... Am running CentOS 6.3 and 6.4 I am applying default permissions on a shared folder and am using setfacl adn setgid and to ensure that anything created takes the ...
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How to list all NTFS and share permissions associated with a user or security group?

We are doing some tidying up of Active Directory on our SBS 2003 domain controller. A number of security groups exist which I am 95% sure are redundant. I want to be 100% sure they are not used ...
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File write error while uploading via FileZilla

I have a user xyz which is able to create files in a directory, but when I try to write something on the newly created file, it fails. The file has proper read-write permissions to the owner i.e. xyz. ...
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Should all files in /etc/mysql be owned by root or can mysql own them?

In the standard mysql setup on debian squeeze all files in /etc/mysql are owned by root. Can it be changed, so that mysql is the new owner or does it have a reason why they should stay by root?
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.htaccess ONLY for directory not for the files in them

I have a .htaccess file: <limit GET> order deny,allow deny from all allow from 123.456.789 </limit> ErrorDocument 403 /403.shtml However, this affects the entire directory and the ...
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NFS File Sharing issue in NAS

We bought a new H-NAS Server and running fine. We created 500GB of space for our subversion repositories and the nfs share has been created. When I create a new directory the owner and group shows as ...
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Shared Hosting folder access to Hosting provider [closed]

I've website running on a shared hosting account and I allow users to upload Images and I store them on the server in a folder that I've access to. My concern is whether that folder containing image ...
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Give access to specific services on Windows 7 Professional machines? [duplicate]

We have some machines running Windows 7 Professional at our office. The typical user needs to have access to stop and start a service for a local program they run. These machines have a local web ...
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How to make IIS 7 application pool run under an AD account?

I have an internal company web application that needs read permissions on certain folders in our LAN. The permissions on these folders are controlled by our Active Directory server. Since by default ...
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how can I change /var permissions back? [duplicate]

I gave a 0777 permissions to /var (I didn't know back then that it's a really bad thing to do) I did this while in /var : chmod -R 0777 * after I did this postgresql fails to restart everytime. my ...
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Unable to assign group permissions with ICACLS on Windows Server 2012

I cannot get icacls to accept my group for adding permissions. I am using an elevated power shell with the following command: icacls 'C:/foo' /grant:r 'Group Foo':f I get the following error: ...
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How to make the proxy_cache files written by Nginx readable from my app?

I have my nginx configure to use proxy: proxy_cache_path /var/cache/nginx/stuff levels=1:2 keys_zone=s3:10m inactive=3M max_size=10000m; It creates files with permissions -rw------- 1 ...
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Strange permission issue on Windows 7

To setup the scene, I have one of my users for whom roaming profile is enabled as well as folder redirection. My issue is that the user cannot open some files in the redirected folders (AppData, ...
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Tell Apache to create error.log/access.log as different user

If you tell Apache to use CustomLog files, Apache2 will create these files on startup. And it always gives them to user root:root. How can I change this behavior? Background Apache runs with ...
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IIS 7.5: Configuring virtual directory correctly and establishing correct permissions to folder

My questions is two-fold as I am an IIS newbie. I have created a website successfully via IIS 7.5 with anonymous security. Users are authenticated via a SQL database table. In IIS Manager, under my ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 & RDP: How to disable all read/write access to disks and USB devices except user profile?

I'd like to allow an RDP user to access their profile folder but nothing else on the server. Ideally I'd like to disable read/list files/write on all disks except for the user profile location. Is ...
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sudo unable to modify permissions “permission denied”

I 2 received diagnostic logs from a user. Both of them are compressed as bz2 files and stored on a samba share. I unzip each, and then rename the folder. 1 of the folders I am able to rename, yet the ...
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Run all commands as Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm having issues with permissions on Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm used to (from Windows Server 2003) being able to open up a CMD prompt and type something like: `copy \some\file /y' and overwrite a ...
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Samba4: ownership of files created by domain administrator

I have Samba 4.0.5 running on an Ubuntu server as a domain controller. When a file is created by a normal domain user on a Windows machine, the owner of the file is the user who created the file, as ...