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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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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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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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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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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wget starts downloading then stops “cannot write to”

I'm using wget to mirror some files across from one server to another. I'm using the following command: wget -x -N -i http://domain.com/filelist.txt -x = Because I want to keep the directory ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UBUNTU: ftp-server cannot change directory when user logs in

I have set up a FTP-server (vsftpd) for only one client user (ftuser). This user should have access to the folder /srv/webroot/user. The folder /srv and all subfolders are owned by me. I am not in the ...
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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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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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What is the t in drwxrwxrwt or the value of t? [duplicate]

ls -al / shows a folder: drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 Feb 26 09:00 tmp What does the last character t mean in drwxrwxrwt?
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Permissions won't cascade more than 1 level

Running Windows Small Business Server 2011 I have a file structure with a lot of sub folders (sometimes 5-6 levels deep). I have created access groups to grant access to my users, and also deny ...
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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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How to get Windows Server 2008 R2 File and Directory Permissions

I have a setup similar to this: e:\personal\username1\scans e:\personal\username2\scans e:\personal\username3\scans e:\personal\username3\scans Permissions are not inherited on these directories. 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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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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Can browse sysvol but not netlogon with Samba 4.1.5-SerNet-RedHat-7.el6 on CentOS 6.5

I have three servers: a Win2003 box running as the first AD DC, a 64-bit CentOS 6.5 box running Samba 4.1.5 x64 in AD DC mode, and a 32-bit CentOS 6.5 box running the same version of everything but ...
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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 ...
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Group permission inheritance and umask

Edit: in my case virtual_use_local_privs=TRUE did the trick. i'm trying to force newly created files and directories inside foo/ directory to be owned by nginx user and to set the right permissions ...
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How to secure tmp directory from hard link attacks when host doesn't allow partitioning

I'm a new sysadmin in the making, have learned that I need to have /tmp and /home directories on separate partitions in order to prevent possibilities of privilege escalation through hard links based ...
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Permissions when copying/moving on the same volume on a Windows 2008 R2 server

Does http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310316 still apply to 2008 R2? I see other questions here on SF like: How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw? that discuss the issue, but I was ...
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How to maintain file/folder ownserhip and permissions over time?

We have folders on a number of our (debian) servers that require various users (both real and system) to be able to read and/or write. We've come up with a particular file permissioning and ownership ...
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Alfresco : Import FileSystem permissions w/ Bulk Filesystem Import Tool

I have Alfresco 4.2.c installed on a Windows Server 2012, linked, sync and SSO to a LDAP (working great). I'm trying to use BFI (https://code.google.com/p/alfresco-bulk-filesystem-import/) to import ...
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Preserving file rights when copying a folder on Windows Server

We have a shared network drive running Windows Server at work. One of the folders contains sensitive information that should only be visible to a small group of people. The problem is that if one of ...
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Adding Domain Admins Full access permissions to all files/folders on a drive

I am experiencing some DFSR-related issues where I am seeing quite a few 'access denied' errors as well as having my netbackup jobs skip most folders. I have noticed that when we migrated the users to ...
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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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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: ...