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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Who is the “author” of a file (Gnu “ls” manual)

In the manual for Gnu "ls," I see this: --author with -l, print the author of each file Does anybody know what the “author” of a file means in this context? This is (maybe?) not the ...
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Permission error with git on linux with bare shared repo

I've got a bare central repo that has this option turned on: git config core.sharedRepository true For some reason, the other users on this CentOS machine that pulls/pushes from the central repo ...
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User permissions for both apache and local user

I'm trying to allow permissions to files on the /home/user1/public_html/ folder for both user1 and for www-data (apache). I've been instructed to run these commands: sudo chown -R www-data:user1 ...
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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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Don't have access to view objects permissions

Last week I provisioned a new Windows 2008 R2 box from my hosting company and copied my databases files to the file system. It became necessary to reimage the OS on the box so they left the database ...
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Setting Directory Permissions in Windows Server 2003R2

Personal Context: I am tech savvy, but in a dev sort of way, weak on the admin side. Apologies for missing details. I have a virtual server running Windows Server 2003 R2. I have sshd running via ...
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Linux (ubuntu) as NAS permission help needed

Ok, i have a user "nas" on my ubuntu server. In his home directory i have a "shared" folder but I also want to let a user create their own folder at this level for personal use. so any user that logs ...
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Truecrypt & apache, how to manage the file permission?

I'm on Ubuntu. I use a truecrypt container to store all my working files. My apache server run with the user www-data ( the default setting ). When I mount the container using truecrypt, all my file ...
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What is the default account/group for SQL 2008 R2 cluster permissions and can you create/add them?

Last night we had an issue where the permissions were altered a SQL 2008 R2 Cluster Instance, such that the instance could no longer access the shared drives where the system databases were installed. ...
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Retrieve list of users/groups that have access to a network folder and its subfolders?

One of our users is requesting a list of the users and groups that have access to two folders on the network, as well as all of the subfolders of both of these folders. There are hundreds, if not ...
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icacls in windows 7 does not give full permission to write files in root drive

icacls in windows 7 does not give full permission to write files in root drive. We have a very old application based on Omnis7 that needs to create and read/write files on drive C: when running as a ...
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The secure linux server by dir permissions

I am using php on Linux / Apache server. I have Three type of directories like as |_ Writeale Directory |_ PHP Files |_ Image Files Writeable Directory would used only by PHP to writing some txt, ...
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A network share folder is invisible to users

I have a network share folder that I was recently cleaning up permissions to. I took off the four individual names from the access permissions to the folder, and added a new security group (Universal) ...
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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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massemail with attachment - tmp folder

I have a small mailing php script and I would like to extend it with attachment function (we have a DB for our staff to get contact with them). As far as I understand I need a /tmp folder to be able ...
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Cannot read/write FTP directory vsftpd on centos 6.0 (empty folder)

I have Centos 6.0 and installed vsftp with YUM, I added a user with Webmin panel, set its home dir to "/var/www/html" and its shell to "/bin/sh", user id is 500, user group is same as name: ...
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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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Blocking network access to a windows server share while allowing local user access

I've got a strange one here, I'll try to articulate it as well as I can: I have a server, with a share \\Servername\Share$. I need network users who have RDP'ed onto the machine to have access to ...
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Restrict web access above a given directory (Apache 2.0 & suPHP)

How do I restrict web access to parent folders of the main website directory. For example if I have the following directories/files: / ├── home │   └── user │   │   ├── img.png │   │   ├── script.js ...
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Migrating to new Linux RHEL host/server — error 150 when moving folders

I've just began migration of my website to a new host. The server is Linux RHEL and I have SSH access as well as Plesk for control panel admin. I've uploaded my files via FTP using Panic's Coda. The ...
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Windows 7 administrator can't see some files? Or sees different files?

As a normal user, I'd edited some files that ordinarily ordinary users wouldn't be editing (specifically, Intellij IDEA .vmoptions files, in C:\Program Files (x86)\JetBrains\Intellij IDEA 10.5.2\bin), ...
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Website and file/directory permissions

I've been given a task to fix this one website. One of its issues is that on one page, the images have broken links - the images are not showing, and clicking on the image (i.e. direct link to the ...
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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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A bunch of questions of permissions with a web server (Cherokee)

I'm new with Linux administration and I'm configuring a Cherokee Web Server. I'm using Archlinux so I have a http user that owns /srv/http. On the other hand I have a user called 'jesus' that is ...
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Apache2 - How to setup the directory permissions of website folder?

I'm using a CentOS for serving PHP webpages. I have various websites inside "/svr/www"... My problem is that I created folders like: /svr/www/website1.com /svr/www/website2.com And this folders ...
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How to avoid changes in file-permission of any file by transfering to other place?

See I have made one executable file in my fedora -14 linux machine & set its permission is like -rwxrwxr-x 1 jeegar jeegar 4809 Oct 18 12:40 a.out But when I transfer this file by ...
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PHP Files and Folders permissions under IIS

I have the company's wordpress site under IIS 7.5 (Windows 2008R2 SP1) but I still have file access problems: Under .NET Websites it's usual the IIS_IUSRS the user used by IIS to perform tasks on ...
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Changing the permissions of a folder via the command line [closed]

I use FileZila, and must give 777 permissions to a folder on my site. This folder contains the database file. FileZila tried changing the folder permissions, the command is running smoothly but ...
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Grant user mkdir() [closed]

I have a php script where I use the function mkdir() but I get Warning: mkdir() [function.mkdir]: Permission denied How can I grant a user permission to this function? Apache/CentOS Update ...
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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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NFS volume file permissions

I have a Redhat 6.0 system (SELinux enabled), with a NFS volume mounted at /myvolume. The command ls -la /myvolume says it has owner "nobody" and group "nobody". On this system I have Apache running ...
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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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“CREATOR OWNER” NTFS group always has special permissions in windows

I was working on setting up a network share (see below story) and I ran into some odd behavior with NTFS permissions. The "CREATOR OWNER" object seems to only be able to list "Special" permissions in ...
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Same code, executes through browser, throws a permission error through command line

I've got an app that works fine in the browser, but when run through the command line, throws a permission error (related to folder creation). What could be the reason?
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apply unix permission scheme on directory structure

I like to fix permissions on our fileserver via cron. In general I like to set everything to umask 027 ignoring any changes a user did. For certain subfolders I like to apply umask 077. The question ...
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creating security groups from scratch - best practices

I need to create security groups in AD. I can identify the groups that I need, let's say they are: Management,Finance,Sales & Engineering. And I can identify the resources that each group requires ...
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How To Inherit Parent Directories Group

I have a directory /applications which is owned by root and group git. The problem is when I create a new directory inside /applications, its owned by root and group root, not group git. How do I ...
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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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Folder permissions when zip and unzip on Windows

I've a webserver Windows 2003. When I do a backup in a zip of some folders, the permissions of the folder doesnt restore when i unzip the compress file. How can I do a zip saving the original ...
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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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mysql error InnoDB: 13

mysql not started @ server boot automatically but I can start manually as long as log as user "mysql" by using "/etc/init.d/mysql.server" the error I got on the log is InnoDB: Operating system error ...
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How do I automatically add administators to terminal server profiles?

I am trying to add permissions for my Administrator group to the roaming profiles for terminal server. The problem is I am barred access to the individual user profile folders. I already tried ...
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how can I give my users R/W and Create access but not Move/Delete?

I have a lot of network shared folders that everyone on the domain has access to through a group. They have "Contributor" permission level. We have a windows server domain. I have issues quite ...
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What do you do to fix corrupted or blocked permissions on company file shares?

Lately I have been working with one of our storage guys on a project that has involved some scrutiny of big file shares that have been used by the company for years. Frequently, we run into ...
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Read files that are owned by www-data

I have a website that writes files when necessary. Those files are owned by www-data. I also have my user, which executes an application to gather information from those files. It is written in ...
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ApplicationPoolIdentity user cannot modify files in shared folder in Windows Server 2008

I am creating directories, and writing files to a shared folder within my web application that is being hosted on Windows Server 2008. I am running the application pool with an identity of ...
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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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Apache directory permissions problem

I have a problem with a web application and its cache directory (I'm using symfony) This cache directory is populated by the www-data user when visiting the application pages. The cache can also be ...
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Wordpress: chmod 600 wp-config.php (or 640) and get white screen of death. What do?

I'm working with Wordpress for the first time and, as per the security guidelines in this guide, I'm chmodding wp-config.php to 600 (user can read/write, no one else can do anything). However, this ...
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Shortcut to file permissions

I have two mapped drives on our server (M & P, management and public) with rights for everyone on P and only rights for management on M. We now have team leads who have to access just a few ...