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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to check for the existence of unreadable files before passing it to a fastcgi backend?

I have several PHP sites which I want to separate in terms of permissions. Therefore I created a new user and set up a PHP pool for those users. Consider the below configuration: PHP-FPM is running ...
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nginx and php-fpm - Cannot write PHP error log

I am using Nginx and PHP-FPM on Linux. I am not sure whether the issue is that PHP is not writing to the location specified in the PHP.ini, or if it just isn't working at all. Some of the logs ...
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file content is different when running with administrator permissions

I'm having weird situation where i "see" diffrent versions of the same file when running program as administrator and when running it as non-privileged user. The file is sqlite's db3 file which ...
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Should backups be owned by root:backup?

I have a central backup server running Debian which holds backups of various other hosts in the network, stored in a structure like /media/backup/imap /media/backup/wiki With imap and wiki being ...
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(Server 2008) Changing file permissions of a folder after moving it from another user

I've recently started using a GPO to force users 'My Directory' folder to forward to c:\home on the server. This is working fine so far. The issue I'm running into is that since nothing like this ...
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Data loss through permissions change?

I seem to have deleted some files on my media drive, simply by changing the permissions. The Story I have many operating systems installed on my computer, and constantly switch between them. I ...
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Default permissions for courier imap folders

I'm using courier imap. When a mail client creates a new folder, it's created on the filesystem with 640 permission. I need it to be writable by the group, or 660. I currently have ...
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Safely execute custom script parts as sudo

In /usr/local/bin I've the following script called sdown /usr/local/bin$ cat sdown #!/bin/bash if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then echo "no time set" else sudo shutdown -h $1 fi Permssions are 788: ...
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Windows 2008 + IIS + Backup folder permissions or script to view all folders with X permissions?

I know how to backup IIS 7 configuration, but unaware of a way to backup which folder requires write permissions. If a server was to go down and I needed to restore, I could restore the config and ...
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vsftp “Access is denied” when writing as an authenticated user

I have set up vsftpd for private FTP. Only authenticated users in the ftp group can login. Also, every user is chrooted to its home directory (/home/username) chroot_local_user=YES I can log in, ...
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How insecure are 775 permissions on Joomla core folders?

I recently uploaded a site with all folders set to -755 permissions and files to -644 permissions. But Joomla tells me "unwritable" for all folders listed under Directory Permissions. Now I changed ...
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Audit folder permissions on a windows server

I have a number of servers in the corporate domain that seem to randomly lose ACL permissions to the TEMP folders (c:\temp, c:\windows\temp and any temp folder defined in the environment variables). ...
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What must the file permissions be for x-sendfile to work with apache

I have a Ruby-on-Rails application that I am hosting with Apache and Phusion-Passenger (on Ubuntu Server). In this app I have a controller method that basically protects access to some files based on ...
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Limit AD group access to share files but not folders

I have an AD security group of accounts that I need to have access to some folders. They need to be able to traverse these folders into sub-folders, where they will be writing files. But these ...
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Security: How much access does TrustedInstaller need?

I'm trying to lock down my IIS and SQL servers. I have a checklist of items to check, but the checklist does not take into account the TrustedInstaller account, which seems to have file permissions ...
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How can give group in active directory folder access by group policy

I have windows server 2003 64bit and my clients running on windows xp 32bit. My clients have user rights so they can't install any program. I have some programs needs admin rights for example I have ...
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Ubuntu sftp default save permissions issue

I have a server running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with sftp running on it. My problem is that when I access the server with sftp (using the username of one of my admin accounts, not 'root') and upload a file ...
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List existing file server permission groups/users

So we have taken over a new client and their existing file server is frankly a mess. We have migrated their old file server from a 2k box to a 2k8 DFS cluster and now I'm looking at rebuilding both ...
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Security / Permissions when multiple sites accessing single directory : SuPHP

I am on a HostGator "Basic" Dedicated linux server. A current project calls for an image library that is accessible from multiple sites on the server. We are running SuPHP so each site has a ...
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Server 2008 has been trying to “stop sharing” for > 3 hours. What do I do?

I copied a few million files from one disk array to another on a Server 2008 box. Then I wanted to move the share that people used to access those files, so it would point at the new location of the ...
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Can't move directories across disk boundaries with “move” at command line?

I need to move a huge list of directories from disk C (internal) to disk E (usb) on a Windows Server 2008 box. I'd planned to just make a big .bat file with thousands of "move" commands. Low-tech, but ...
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File Permissions: Who are the user, group, and others on my web server? What perms should i use for uploaded files, php files, etc.?

I am using cPanel with apache 2 and php 5.2. I have a file upload script, which currently puts the uploaded files in a directory with 0777 perms and the file itself also has 0777 perms. this is ...
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Windows 2003 Server - File Permissions

I have a Windows 2003 web server with a tree of folders that contains around 100GB of small images. I need to update the permissions on this folder to add a new user with access. I tried to do this by ...
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Tomcat deploy error

When deploying an application with the Tomcat manager I get the following error: FAIL - Failed to deploy application at context path /prademo Tomcat log shows: INFO: HTMLManager: install: ...
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dangers are in giving public execute permissions to the httpdocs

I am new to linux webhosting services and I have question in my mind which is there any danger are in giving public execute permissions to the httpdocs
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Puzzled about PHP file permission and shared webhosting - what are some explanations?

I have this issue with different web-hosting, particular upload scripts which can only upload to a folder only if it has 777 permission (which is risky). On the test server (on a different webhost), ...
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Linux NFS client has unlimited access to shared files from Solaris server

I am sharing files with NFS from a Solaris 2.6 server to a Linux Red Hat EL 4 client and also to other solaris 2.6 clients. On the solaris clients, write access is correctly controlled by file ...
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How do I set the default umask in apache?

I need to set the default umask in apache on fedora so that my uploaded files have permissions 644 which are set to 600 by default in spite of doing chmod( $uploaded_file , 0644 ); in php script. Can ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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File access from client Windows Server 2012 works with procmon enabled, otherwise doesn't

Windows Server 2012, running Terminal Services has a client application installed. The server part is located on another Windows Server 2012. The client application is an old one, based on dBase. ...
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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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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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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. ...