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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Why does adding rights to User group affect an Administrator (Server 2008)?

User Foo is logged and a member of Administrators, but not a member of Users - I removed that group and even rebooted. In c:\inetpub\www Foo cannot modify any files even though the Administrators ...
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Permissions don't appear to be working correctly on a new Windows 2008 R2 server

I have a new server which is joined to our domain. When I try to save a text file in a folder I am getting access denied. I am logged in with a domain admin account I have checked that 'domain ...
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Restrict access to SQL Server backups based on user?

Let's say I have MS SQL Server 2012 Standard installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. It's a single SQL instance that runs under the windows domain account DOMAIN\sql_user. There's two databases, ...
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Regular user can not access NFS4 mounts (permission denied)

I have nfsserver and nfsclient machines. On nfsserver: # cat /etc/exports /export gss/krb5p(rw,sync,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,crossmnt) /export/home gss/krb5p(rw,sync,no_subtree_check) On ...
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After Deny Total Control the file has gone

To make a test, I've marked "Deny Total Control" to a file to all groups, and the file disappeared. Now, how I undo this condition? I've already tried to enforce the directory permission to all ...
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Windows Server 2008 Mass Ownership Reassignment

A directory with a multitude of subdirectories at a client's office need to have ownership changed to a single Administrator account. Instead of changing the security settings for each and every ...
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Allow user to read files and folders - Windows Server 2012

Our server appears to have some weird permissions issues. Random files and folders within our web server directory do not have the permissions to allow our webuser to read files. I am not sure why ...
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Security permissions appearing as long numbers instead of user name

I transferred over folders/files from one server to another using robocopy for Server 2003. However, for each individual that has special permissions to access a folder or file the security ...
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Error creating directory: Operation not permitted, can still create files, permissions are correct

I have a directory mounted over FUSE/SSHFS. It's an Ubuntu 10.04 client connected to an Ubuntu 10.04 server. My user has write permissions for the directory in question, and has been able to create ...
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How to make Android to connect nicely with Exchange Server 2013

Androids can't connect to an Exchange Server 2013 via the ActiveSync protocol. Any other devices can work without problems. We tested the 2.x branch and 4.x branch. Even with an stock Google Nexus 4 ...
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Git prime/hub website deployment: documentroot changes save fine but permission denied for subdirectories

Following the instructions in A web-focused Git workflow I set up a prime and hub repository on my web server and then cloned the hub to my machine at home. I started testing commits and pushes with ...
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OSX 10.8.3 creating/editing files on Windows 7 share creates weird blocking account [closed]

I have a share on a Windows 7 machine that acts as a server. We have several people on Macs that need to create/modify files on this machine. When one of these people creates a file on the share ...
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Why are nginx configuration files read-only on FreeBSD?

After installing Nginx on FreeBSD 8.3 from ports, the configuration files in /usr/local/etc/nginx all have read-only permissions. Is there a reason for this? Am I not supposed to edit them? Or can I ...
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Windows Folder Permissions Script

One client has a Windows Domain with Home Folders, directed to a share using a GPO (\server\share\%username%). The share has all users full control and the sub folders need permissions only for the ...
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File permissions for multi-user process

I want to give a bunch of users (U1, U2,...,Un) on the same Linux server each a directory where they can read and write (D1, D2,..., Dn). So Ui should be able to read/write to directory Di, but Ui ...
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Create files but not modify the created file or any other file in a directory

Is it possible using Windows standard tools to create such a permission model where a user can create a file in a directory, but once the file has been created (file handle closed), the user can not ...
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How to tell rsync do not check permissions

I have two directories with same PHP application in every of them. I want to execute rsync -rvz from one, source directory to another, destination, so rsync will copy changed files only. Problem is ...
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SBS 2008 Folder Share permissions mess

I came across this question asked a couple of years ago about setting permissions via a script and was hoping that there might be a similar script that would work for me with the issue I am having. ...
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Windows Security: can user read local files with only 'Log on as a batch job'?

A Windows Scheduled Task runs as serviceAccount@domain.tld on a 2008R2 server. The server's local disk has some files that Joe Blow should not see. Joe Blow knows the serviceAccount password. As far ...
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Sharing folders with other user on Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently set up a server on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have an mail server hosted on the same server. Now, there are a number of users with email id at my domain who can ssh to my server to see the ...
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ubuntu file permissions under /

I want to make my ubuntu 12.04 server a little more secure. Actually I would like to have paranoid security as of file permissions and a usable system as well. (this is my main goal) For starters I ...
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Change USB device owner

I have a USB printer that when I connect to the computer it's owned by the user root and the group lp, and it's file permission is rw-rw----, so I have to print via apache/php script. To solve this ...
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ICACLS Substitute Failing “No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.”

Running a really simple ICACLS command after I copied a directory over to a new server with permissions intact. I need to change a SID from an old server user group to a new server user group. ...
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How to give a user write permissions to a file whereas the group he is in is denied to write (in Active Directory)?

For example, I have a group Department A. Among other users, I have a user named Boss. I want to create a file that can be changed only by Boss, and be readonly for the other users from that group. I ...
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Read a file created by root user on unix system [closed]

I have a file created by root user on unix system and the file is assigned to a particular group.All I want to do is read that file by logging in as user which is not root and not a part that ...
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Using auditd to watch a directory non-recursively?

I'm working on a Cent 6 Cpanel machine, and some mystery script is changing the permissions of home directories (!) to 777. I've ruled out all the easy fixes, so I just need to set up a watch on the ...
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Give Apache write access to my home directory

On my server I have set up several user accounts for different purposes to separate my personal websites from my semi-pro websites. Some of these websites are Wordpress sites and I'm trying to enable ...
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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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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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Why can't my apache open stream? [closed]

I'm trying to copy and unlink files on my apache server. I'm trying to doing this about 1 hour ago. I can't imagine what's the problem. This is my source: if ...
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Monitoring auth.log

Say you want to be able to easily see who's logged in to a system recently. auth.log has this information, but it's very cluttered with crontab entries and you have to use sudo to read it. ...
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Set default file permissions: Creating files on Linux with group write permission

I am running openSUSE 11.0 on a server which is copying (and processing) a lot of files. The new folders, which were received by some service running, have the default permissions drwxr-sr-x and the ...
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Apache2 server not executing CGI script

I have a local Apache2 server (installed with LAMP). The Apache2 directory is /etc/apache2 and my document root is /var/www. Under the doc root, there's a /cgi-bin directory, in which my script ...
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What is a good approach to install a webserver? [closed]

I wan't to install Lighttpd on my V-Server under Debian. I'm new to Linux and I wonder if I should install Lighttpd as root or as a new User to avoid security issues?
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As root, how do I create a limited FTP user who only has read access to a few folders?

I have a website and I have a super admin FTP access. Now, I am in need to share the FTP credentials with others and I wish to give them FTP access in such a way that they could be able to access only ...
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unix: overwriting a file written by another user in same group

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 I have a directory what has given write permission to group foo. Two users bar and baz are part of the group. Both can successfully write files to the directory. However, baz cannot ...
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Copy files from one server to another with same permissions

Im migrating to new server and i need to move few websites but i need to have same read/write permissions to new serves as they were on old server. I don't need to keep group and owner id's same but ...
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ftp user to var/www on ubuntu with correct permissions

I have the following config on my Ubuntu 12 server: 1 - vsftpd installed and configured with the config file settings: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES ...
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How to give “only append” access to user in windows , for logging purposes

Hi I have a powershell script which takes some data and dumps into a logfile whenever its executed.The script resides in single location and shortcut is distributed to all. I want to log the events ...
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set write permissions on a file for one person everybody else just read

i have a windows server 2003. What permission do i have to set to allow one person to have read write access while everybody else has just read
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User cannot access a share folder, even when account is member of a Full Control group for the Share

Last week, I set up Windows Storage Server 2012 for a customer. I'm not normally a sys admin, so it was a fun bit of learning. I created 3 Shares for the customer and a number of user groups that ...
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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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network share special permission - cant create directly on share must drag files over

I am attempting to take away delete privileges on a test network share but still allow for folder and file creation. My users tend to drag directories inside directories and cloud based backups get ...
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How to create a shortcut to a file on Fileshare and hide the path from user

we are sharing a certain powershell script to our remote users; the powershell script wuill be hosted on the file share and the link(shortcut) to the bat file(which executed the powershell script) ...
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How do I see if a file is readable by a specific user on Linux?

I have a complicated file hierarchy and I don't want to check the permissions on each directory. Is there any way to find out immediately if one file is readable by a given user? (outside of logging ...
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Windows server 2008 r2 unable to view folder as administrator

I have a windows server 2008 r2 install that I inherited and am in the process of prepping for rebuild. Of all the folders of data I had to move to our new machine, there is 1 folder that I, as admin, ...
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mysql doesn't start after relocating data dir

I have a web-server where the default installation of mysql places all its database files in /var/lib/mysql. The partition where /var is mounted has only 2GB of space, so after running in space ...
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Allow shared folder access only to specific clients

I am kind of new to networking and I am trying to resolve the following situation. I tried to find a solution but I couldn't find anything proper that suits my needs. Maybe anyone here could give some ...
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File Permissions - Service vs Console

We have just setup a new build Windows 2008 R2 server for our Jenkins CI system. Our issue appears to be related to file permissions being different depending on whether a process is a service, or a ...
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Restricting access to Share using both an AD user using a specific Computer

The Environment: One AD domain that is not managed by local admins (can’t edit, can’t add GPO, etc.) Users have accounts here. Call this AD alpha This AD Alpha has a trust to a local AD domain (Call ...