Questions related to permissions or access rights for operating systems, filesystems, servers, or network devices.

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Is it advisable to put a /home in readonly mode when doing server transfer?

I am planning to move a lot Cpanel accounts to another server. Is it advisable to put a /home in read only mode to prevent users from making changes to their account while the migration is on going?
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“NRPE: Unable to read output” while trying to run a script as another user

First of all: I know there were already questions about this issue, but even using their answers I still cannot figure out why my command is not working. What I want to do is call a script on remote ...
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Give root privileges to an user just for a specific directory

I have have a web server running on my machine and I would like to give the 2 users, misterX and misterY, root privileges for the directory /var/www so that they can also edit the files that are being ...
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Advice on how to convert a small, completely peer-to-peer network into a client/server type network?

I apologise in advance if I use the wrong terminology or have stupid ideas about the way things work. I am a newbie but I am really interested in learning and I hope that you may be able to help me. ...
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How to restrict a specified file on specified port in Nginx?

The web server is NginX, I need to do these: when accessing xxx.php from port 80, return 404; when accessing xxx.php from 8555(ssl connection), normal way. I've tried this way: server { ...
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Windows: “No permissions have been assigned for this object” - damaged permissions / ACL

We occasionally observe damaged filesystem ACLs. The dialog shows then this message: No permissions have been assigned for this object. Warning: this is a potential security risk because anyone who ...
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nginx failed (13: Permission denied) uwsgi (502 bad gateway)

I am having trouble running my application on a new DigitalOcean droplet. The machine runs CentOS 6.5 My /etc/nginx/nginx.conf user nginx www-data; worker_processes 1; error_log ...
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Why does sudo command take long to execute?

I've been picking up Linux (Fedora 10, then 11) over the past few months (and enjoying it immensely-- it's like discovering computers all over again, so many things to learn). I've added my user to ...
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windows server C drive and shared folder permission [on hold]

i have an app, that needs to run in the folder in root of C drive (C:\AppFolder). And on client, i need map network drive for C:\ because that app searches for \AppFolder... directory. So i have ...
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dkimproxy unable to read private key

I just found this error in my server logs May 17 14:55:07 marcus dkimproxy.out[1005]: signing error: Error: cannot read /etc/ssl/private/dkim_server/dkim_server.key: Permission denied dkimproxy ...
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Default File Permissions (Passenger, Rails, Ubuntu Server)

I've deployed a Rails application that is using page caching and is run via Passenger on Ubuntu Server. Rails caching simply uses Ruby's File.open to write the cached files. Unfortunately these files ...
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Apache unable to write on 2777 folder [duplicate]

I am using smarty template system on my website. When it tries to cache some data, a fatal error occurs: Fatal error: Smarty error: unable to write to $compile_dir '/var/www/html/cache/frontend'. Be ...
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IIS7 folder permissions

I build a basic WCF service that I now want to host in IIS7 under Windows Server 2008 R2. I added the service as an application under the default web site but whenever i try to run the application I ...
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Permissions issue with Centos [on hold]

I've got a problem with folder permissions on CentOS. I have a folder called website, which was created by the root user via ssh, with setting 775 permissions. Now, I have a second account, called ...
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Allow dev user to edit files that sometimes belong to www-data

This question has been asked time and time again but none of the answers seem to answer my specific question - either that or I'm not getting it. Anyway, as per the title, I'm trying to limit our web ...
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How to reset service permissions after messing up with `sc sdset`?

After applying this "solution" I have no way of starting the spooler service, not even as Admin. If I open services.msc as Administrator, that service has disappeared, as noted here (I wish I found ...
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Why can't I install modules via NPM unless I'm root?

I'm using the latest version of stable node.js (0.8.19) $cd ~/downloads/node $./configure $make $sudo make install Doing this installed node.js Now, when I go to: $cd ~/myproject/node_modules ...
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Amazon S3 permission policy: I still get denied access

I have a problem with a permission policy of an Amazon S3 user. I've read this answer and this post too but the problem is still there: Each time I simulate the policy, I get "Implicitly denied ...
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Enabling `mod_rewrite` apache, permissions issues

In attempting to enable mod_rewrite on the Apache2 web server installed with Mac OSX 10.7.4. Following these instruction, ultimately using the configuration to host CakePHP applications, I run into ...
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freshclam.log cron giving error [closed]

I'm using vestacp control panel on centos 6.5 VPS. I'm getting the error below every day and when I try to start clamd it doesnt start /etc/cron.daily/freshclam: ERROR: Problem with internal logger ...
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Correctly assigning permissions & groups

So my nginx is using www-data:www-data, and I want to deploy files to my server with Beanstalk through sftp properly. So I've created an user called beanstalk and added him to www-data group. $ id ...
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Granting Domain Admin privileges to a cross-forest user account?

Does anyone know of a way to [effectively] have a user or group in one forest acquire the privileges of the Domain Admin group in another forest? The obvious approach of adding Domain ...
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Excel cannot access the file with IIS7&Windows Serer 2008 R2(64bit)

I have a web project in .NET 4 that needs to access an Excel file, but it ends up with the following error message: Error occured during file generation.Microsoft Excel cannot access the file ...
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Linux- Permission denied?

I'm installing Neo4j server as a linux service, but when I install it, I get the following message: /sbin/insserv: Permission denied What is this? What should I do? I'm running everything with ...
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CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master' … A database with the same name exists, or specified file

Background: I'm trying to get the Live Demos of Telerik's Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX working on my local machine in IIS 7. I'm getting an error when I view the ComboBox demo. Error I get: ...
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Two Windows server, not in domain, grant permissions to each other's users [on hold]

We have two Windows Server machines, which are not in domain. Sql Server runs on one of them. We want to save backups of Sql Server to another server. We created a folder in second server then we gave ...
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Samba permissions being ignored

I have defined the following share in smb.conf [development_server] comment = Development directories path = /sites writeable = yes valid users = @dev guest ok = no directory ...
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Locking folder/directory structure [on hold]

I've got a site with several users working off a central QNAP NAS, and what I only can describe as a "fat-finger" problem, whereby some (older/novice) users have a tendency to drag project folders ...
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vsftpd - PAM - MySQL and pam_mkhomedir to create directories

I've been successfully using vsftpd with virtual users connecting with PAM to my mysql DB. Now I'd like to automate creation of user directories with successful vsftpd connection. Here is ...
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NTFS - Domain Admins don't have permissions despite being part of the Local Administrators group

As per "Best Practices" staff in our IT department have two accounts. An unprivileged account and an account that is a member of the global Domain Admins ($DOMAIN\Domain Admins) group. On our file ...
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Can't connect to default admin share on Windows 2008

I have a Windows 2008 Server that I'm trying to connect to the default administrative share \\servername\c$ I can connect to it using the default Administrator account. But if I try to connect using ...
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Nagios 403 forbidden, indexes?

I installed nagios under freebsd 9, but can't figure out the right way for it to be public in the browser (from other pc's). I think that the problem is in the indexes or that there is no index file ...
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Toshiba eStudio350 scan to SMB file in Windows 8 Homegroup causing file storage error

My question concerns a large format, stand alone copy machine. I am trying to scan from the copy machine to users' folders on the network. I have done this with various copiers in the past and it ...
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postfix pipe to script: execvp permissions denied error

I am new to postfix and am trying to pipe a message to a particular email address to a bash script. I am running CentOS 6 in case that matters. My script has 777 permission (for testing), and when I ...
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ACL permissions failing in ubuntu

Problem I need to give read/write access to a system group called "mongodb" on a USB key that's been formatted as ext4. It seems that the command worked, but when I try to have the system user write ...
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cPanel & Apache with Jailshell - Permission Errors?

Whenever I try to deploy a Laravel application with composer, I always get a 500 internal server error when installing from the command line. It defaults permissions of files to 664 and directories ...
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Exchange 2010 - Unable to open/logon to Public Folders when using a Full Access profile

Currently have a very odd situation which I've managed to isolate to a very specific sequence to replicate and/or alleviate the issues. We have say a shared mailbox called "Shared" which 10+ users ...
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List user's folder access permissions

I have a user in a domain who has access to multiple subfolders in multiple folders. His rights were defined pretty granularly. Now he's leaving the company but will continue to work for a firm as a ...
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samba permisions when copying files to file share

Maintainign a ubuntu server for a client where they use several file shares through smb. Fileshares have permisions to user groups and are set to 0770 Lately I get a lot of complaints from users ...
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Rsync Permissions from One Server to Another - Mkdir Permission denied (13)

I am trying to use rsync to copy a backup folder on a local machine to another machine daily (in case of data loss or accidental deletion). This runs as a cronjob. I just the command rsync -av ...
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Delete file as different user under PHP

I'm running PHP as user www-data and Nginx is running as user nginx. I need to delete files in /var/cache/nginx/, which is owned by user nginx and I want to do it using PHP. Is there a way to allow ...
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Unable to use rsnapshot to sync non-owned files but able to do it with plain rsync command

I am trying to use rsnapshot to sync remote file to my own computer. However, I have some trouble when I need to access files which are not owned by user who is SSH-ing to the remote machine. My ...
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Microsoft Exchange Server Permission Insight

I was just assigned management of our Exchange Servers. The person who installed and configured our Exchange 2010 Servers did not set up permissions correctly. I noticed that anyone within the ...
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php fopen error (failed to open stream: Permission denied)

I have a php script on a Windows Server 2008 box (IIS 7) that is run periodically to download a remote XML file and store it on the server. This script (which previously used to run successfully), is ...
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File permission mask/mode settings for Samba on FreeNAS?

I'm currently working on the Samba settings on a FreeNAS server. When any user creates a file or a folder on the server I want the file or folder to get the following RWX permissions: Folders: ...
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owncloud refusing to access data directory

I am trying to fix an OwnCloud sever. I am stuck since a day, and I am starting to despair. Owncloud (set up on arch linux) says: Data directory ( /data/ocdata) is invalid Please check that the data ...
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Windows 7: Having Underprivileged User Install and Alter Fonts

I've run into this huge issue with a graphic designer. They want to be able to install fonts they have downloaded. This user is a non-admin user on the local machine and a non-admin user on our ...
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What is a safe alternative to wildcards in /etc/sudoers?

In the /etc/sudoers file on my Red Hat server, I have this line: %webdevgroup ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/chmod * /home/http/* This is clearly a bad idea, since someone could do something like this: sudo ...
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CentOS 5.4 NFS v4 client file permissions differ from original files & NFS Share file contents

Having a strange problem with NFS share and file permissions on the 1 out of the 2 NFS clients, web1 has file permissions issues but web2 is fine. web1 and web2 are load balanced web servers. So ...
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Set containing directory permissions using setfacl?

I have a file e.g script.php in the following folder structure style /home/site/admin/script.php I have used setfacl to allow a new user that logs in remotely permission to include that file in ...