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 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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Copying over NTFS ACL's from one offline server to another server

We have two machines on the same domain: Machine A (Windows 2003) and Machine B (Windows 2003). Both have a set of files that are identical and have been kept identical by a scheduled process. ...
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How do I fix a gid on files moved to a new server

I've copied a folder of data from one linux server to another via a tarball. The group ids (GIDs) don't match up on the two servers, so I now have files that look like -rw-rw-r-- 1 tim 1013 88 ...
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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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Change file and folder permissions without remote desktop

Currently, if I want to change permissions, I have to log in via remote desktop and do it from Windows Explorer, but I'm searching for simpler ways. (for example, a web based file manager) Do you ...
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Linux WebServer, folder by permission 755 not writeable

I run a new Linux web server ( Debian , Plesk ) I want to install some php application that need writeable folders, If I set the folder permission to 755 still web application can't write on folder, ...
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Basic IIS7 permissions question

We have a website, with a file: www.example.com/apis/httpapi.asp This file is used by the site internally to make requests joining two systems on the website together (one is Classic ASP, the other ...
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Maintain ownership in a directory regardless of who adds / edits files within it

We have a development directory shared by our team. Everytime a user adds a file, the ownership changes to that user. Is there a way to ensure that the owner of files added within a directory always ...
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Hiding parent folders, give NTFS subfolders full access

On a Windows 2003 server, I need to provide access to a subfolder of the central "project share". The main project folders should not be accessible, preferably hidden, because this access is granted ...
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Permission Issues When Pushing to Git Remote

I've spent the past few days trying to set up a Git Remote on my server so I can push changes to my web-server to it. The problem is that I'm getting the following errors while doing it: $ git push ...
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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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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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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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ssh publickey doesn't work

UPDATE: I've solved this strange problem by simply restart sshd. However, I'm still wondering why, because I didn't change any configs since the server started. I have 2 servers, one installed CentOS ...
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Wordpress Directory Permission to allow uploads, plugin folders, etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best linux permissions to use for my website? I have a wordpress pre-made site which were developed on my localmachine, and i uploaded it too a vps running ...
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Prevent folder deletes at top level only on Server 2008

I'm trying to prevent folders moves, really folder delete in NTFS parlance, for series of folders within a network share. So let's say I have: FolderA, FolderB, FolderC. Each folder has various ...
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Allow ColdFusion to access mapped drive?

On our production web server, it has a mapped drive (G:) that goes to the database backup folder of our database server. I can access it via termainal services easily, no problem. However, if i want ...
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MySQL (local) owner and permissions

I recently successfully installed the 64 bit version of mysql-5.5.8 on a MacBook Pro in the /usr/local directory. To address a completely unrelated software (RVM actually) , I chown-ed my /usr/local ...
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In a “Full Control” folder, deny “rename & delete” on some specific subfolders

I have a folder 'Clients' where users can create & delete files and folders as they want. I allowed the groups of users Read, Read&Execute, Modify & Write Permission. I want to create in ...
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How to change the group, excluding a directory

We are using AWS S3 Buckets, and when you attempt to do a recursive chgrp, it churns on the S3 bucket (essentially) indefinitely. Is it possible to execute chgrp while excluding a directory?
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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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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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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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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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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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Robocopy and permissions

I have this issue, I am trying to copy home directory from one server to another using robocopy. Now, my issue is, would robocopy be able to bring over all the permissions as well? Here is the ...
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Users cannot run executables on network shares on XP

User A is in group 1. Group 1 has Full Control over a network shared folder that contains an executable (Office installation). User A gets the error: "... The specified path does not exist. Check the ...
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Permission denied for many directories with Rsync

I'm using Rsync to backup an Ubuntu Server server. I'm getting a lot of permission denied messages. Is there a command I can use to see exactly what directories were denied? I could scroll back up ...
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chgrp recursively based on owner

I accidentally the whole thing drwxr-xr-x 4 imaan rayhawkpasscom 4096 May 9 14:59 imaan drwxr-xr-x 4 kimessite rayhawkpasscom 4096 Mar 15 2011 kimessite drwxr-xr-x 4 ...
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How do I tell whether an executable has run or not?

I have an executable I am calling from a third party program. I am calling it using an administrator account with "run as a service" privileges, and the third party program logs report that the ...
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File permissions not immediately updated at client machine (2008 Svr R2)

When I add a user to a group on our server share, the changes aren't registered on the client workstation until the user logs off and then back in, am I missing something? Details: -Running Windows ...
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OpenSSH SFTP: chrooted user with access to other chrooted users' files

Decided to re-phrase the question entirely in order to not have to make a new one. I currently have an SFTP server set up using OpenSSH's SFTP functionality. All my users are chrooted, and everything ...
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Specific file permissions in .deb

I can create a .deb package successfully with all the file owner fields set correctly. Unfortunately the permission fields are ignores. For example I install one file with: install -v -cm 400 -o ...
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Enable apache to fopen/write in a directory?

I just recently setup apache, I'm setting up a basic site and right now I'm having permissions issues. Firstly, /www/ /www/sitename_com are owned by meder:meder and the permissions are 755 ...
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How to apply different directory and file permissions recursively by one command

Let's assume that I have this folder structure: |-Home |-Subdir |-Subsubdir |-Subdir Each directory includes a bunch of files. Now I want to apply the following permissions: All ...
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Linux mysql server will not start, or restart

Intro Im running MariaDB and Apache on my linux machine and today I ran into some problems. I connect to the server via SSH and here are some of the issues Im facing. I have absolutely no idea what ...
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How do I find out if a file or folder breaks inheritance inside another folder in NTFS without looking at all the files and folders?

So I have two directory hierarchies one on Windows Server 2003 and another on Windows Server 2008 R2. The directory on Windows Server 2008 R2 was created before hand by right clicking and creating ...
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SID not being set on

I copied two trees with robocopy, a source and a destination, with the intent of making their permissions exactly the same, I ran the following commands: robocopy /MIR C:\Windows\System32\tasks\ ...
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Debugging a chdir(2) syscall

I have often faced various file system permission problems on Linux. And now with SELinux a bit complicated. I am searching for a generic way to debug this. In my particular case I have a chdir(2) ...
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Detect files of folders which do not inherit permissions from their parent

Is there an easy way to find any files/folders (recursively) within a directory which do not inherit permissions from their parent. i.e. To gauge the effects of selecting "replace permissions on ...
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Getting “Received too large SFTP packet” error when connecting with root account to the server via WinSCP

I've tried different ways and read some solutions including these: Why I am not able to ssh as root? Editing with Winscp And an article from Forum of Ubuntu I don't understand why when I connect ...
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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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Why can't apache create log files?

I have a simple LAMP stack on CentOS setup. Apache is setup with vhosts and each developer has their web files inside their user folder. The directory structure is like so (for the user test): ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...