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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root cannot access user's home folder shared via NFS

We have a local server that exports an NFS share, used as parent directory for Linux home folders in the network. The users authenticate via LDAP (running on the same server). Authentication works ...
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How to set up virtualhosts on Ubuntu dev machine in arbitrary directories, with write permissions for Apache and me?

I am on my XUbuntu 12.04 development machine, and I have installed the LAMP stack using tasksel install lamp-server. I've been trying to set up virtualhosts in my personal projects directories, ...
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IIS_IUSRS and DefaultAppPool permissions do not work

I am setting up a PHP application on IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have successfully set up this application before on several Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 machines, but this ...
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Puppet - 2.7.x - Set SGID

Im trying to puppetize a module which will ensure I have the same path on servers for storing local log files for custom web applications. As such I would like to set the SGID to ensure that even if ...
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Inheritable NTFS permissions and preventing user folder access Windows Server 2003/2008

A little bit of background: We currently use Windows Server 2003 and AD to control users and their data(we are looking at updating to Server 2008 R2 at some point in the medium future, but not ...
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How do I set nginx's cache files to file permissions 777?

I'm trying to write a process that invalidates the cache on nginx (and doesn't re-warm the cache). By default, nginx has 700 on its cache files. The closest setting that I could find was: ...
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Is this normal that www-data still needs to have read and execute permissions on htdocs when using PHP-FPM?

I have setup an Apache+PHP-FPM environment and I have set the following in the PHP-FPM pool file: [www] user = mary group = mary listen = 127.0.0.1:9000 pm = dynamic pm.max_children = 8 ...
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IIS: directory only accessible from/over a specific subdomain

to explain my purpose, this example of a directory structure: C:\www\ C:\www\folder-1 The domain "example.com" has "C:\www\" as home directory, and the domain "member.example.com" has the home ...
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Dynamic Access Controls limit user access to file based on file metadata and SQL Server table

I'm looking into Dynamic Access Controls as a way to limit user access to files in my file share, but I don't know if it can do what I am trying to do. All of the files in my share have custom ...
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how to test as local SYSTEM account? (accessing remote files from Python)

I'm trying to access some remote files from a web application server. Let's call them servers M and R. Both are running Windows Server (2008 and 2003). The remote files are on server R on a file ...
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Can't delete directory as root

i've created a directory for a nodejs app some time ago, called blog. The app was started with forever start app.js, nothing special. Now i tried to delete the entire app with folder, i stoped the ...
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How to copy the permissions of a file to another?

Say I have two files: -rw-rw-r-- 1 webapp webapp 215 Jun 21 2012 index.php -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 58 Dec 17 11:02 patch.log I would like to give patch.log the same permissions as ...
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Application Data Redirection Permissions [closed]

I setup application data redirection for my users (which is needed due to my users using different computers all the time and their expectation of getting the same user experience on each machine). ...
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Removing Nested Folders where permissions are invalid and folder names are to long

I appears we have become a victim of not using the /XJ in a robocopy command, and we have ended up with a mass of nested folders. We want to get rid of them, but we can use the normal methods of ...
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Debian - File Permissions and umask

This might be a noob question, but here goes ^^: I've just set up a debian wheezy server, and Installed laravel on it. Anyway, I'm having some trouble both as to what the file permissions should be, ...
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NTFS permissions: clarifications sought

After reading the following page to update myself on how NTFS file, folder, and share permissions work, I am left with a few questions and hope to receive some answers on this group: ...
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Prohibit users to copy a file in a TSE environment

I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Terminal Server. The users are using a Ms Access database. I would like to prohibit users to copy the database on their computer, but they must be able to use ...
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Server 2012 file server security - File access through software only? [closed]

I have just setup a server 2012 essentials R2 box as a test bed for my small business. Its running Essentials R2 as a VM on a Essentials R2 host. I have set it up to be the DC and DHCP server and ...
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Why clustered windows service doesn't authenticate to share with machine name when share is resident on same node of cluster

I have a windows 2012 failover cluster set up with multiple roles, one file share role, and another a generic role for hosting Generic windows services configured to logon as Network Service. The ...
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Make my git user and apache user have read/write/delete access

I am having permission problems on my server. I use user developer to pull my git repository on the server. Then apache uses its own apache user to do write and execute code. I always have the ...
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Can not move SQL Primary File

In the process of moving/upgrading old SQL server 2005, I need to move some sharepoint PWA datafiles. After detaching the database from the files, I am trying to copy/move the DB files from their old ...
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Images don't display but can see them using their URLs [closed]

So my website doesn't display the images for some reason but these images are being displayed alone on their single URLs. By the way I am using WordPress Here is the screenshot of how it looks: ...
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Files / Folders Permissions & User / Groups Privileges in a chrooted environment (simple scenario big head-ache)

I know permissions and privileges how-tos can be found anywhere by googling, and trust me, I've done it and thoroughly read every bit of information I could find on the subject. Either I'm not clever ...
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Should shared account user and apache php process user be the same in a shared server?

I have a shared server for PHP and the user account under which the Apache webserver is running is nobody and the user for my ftp and cpanel is different lets say jokertec. Now when my webserver ...
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Forcing 644 Permissions on Files with ProFTPd

We have an Ubuntu 12.04 server set up with ProFTPd for users to upload files. Each user has their own account and are jailed to their directory. Normally, everything works fine, they get 644 ...
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How can I grant different rights to a group of users based on the ownership of a file

[disclaimer : I'm not a sysadmin, I'm a programmer and I know very little on Windows Administration] I have a windows Server 2008 R2 machines that share a directory on C:\SDCN with several windows 7 ...
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File Permission on /var/www/html [closed]

I changed the file permission. Now I am not able to access the website. nginx + php-fpm previously, chown -R user1:user1 /var/www/site.com I read in internet, and then i changed the file ...
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How do I get my machine to access the share now?

Disclaimer: Using windows to share files is definitely not as simple as on *nix, even if it seems like. First, I'm assuming we can securely (with passwords) share files / folders in basically only ...
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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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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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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 ...