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

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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 ...
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Force NTFS permissions inheritance for newly created files

Does anybody know a way to force that all files that get created inside some folder inherit the NTFS permissions of that folder. The problem is the following: I have a third party software that is ...
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Permission forbidden on localhost with apache2

Here is what I am trying to do. I tried to add another folder to apache and I get the following error when trying to acces testing/index.html. The idea is that I would like to have for every ...
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nginx and php-fpm permission

I have a problem with nginx / php-fpm permissions. I run a website in /var/www/clients/client1/web1/web, the owner:group of that folder and subfolders is web1:client1. When I try to create or upload ...
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Access Denied on LAN IIS Access via Integrated Authentication

I have an IIS 7.5 (Win2k8R2) Webserver, which publishes an UNC Share (on a Fileserver) with restricted access. The AppPool Identity is a Domain User-Account with read access to mentioned UNC path. ...
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IIS 6.0 FTP Folder Permissions

I have a IIS FTP website setup like this \ftp\users\domain\public\public Software that runs on clients computers logs into the FTP server by specifying domain\public and moving to public, it then ...
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How to setup linux permissions for the WWW folder?

Updated Summary The /var/www directory is owned by root:root which means that no one can use it and it's entirely useless. Since we all want a web server that actually works (and no-one should be ...
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WMI permissions: Select CommandLine, ProcessId FROM Win32_Process returns no data for CommandLine

I am gathering performance data via WMI and would like to avoid having to use an account in the Administrators group for this purpose. The target machine is running Windows Server 2003 with the latest ...
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Which match takes precedence when exporting an NFS share?

Say you're exporting an NFS share using IP addresses and netmasks to give different machines different permissions: [/etc/exports] /media/shared 192.168.0.64/26(rw,[...]) 192.168.0.0/24(ro,[...]) ...
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File permission problems with Apache, FastCGI, and Prestashop

I am running a Prestashop installation on CentOS 6.5 and Apache 2.2.15. A while back I updated Apache and lost the ability to upload product images via Prestashop backoffice along with other problems, ...
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configure apache/webdav readonly for user x, read/write for user y

I'm using Apache 2.2 on RHEL 6.x. I can get webdav setup as readonly for user x or readwrite for user x but can't figure out how to make it read only for user x and read/write for user y. I just have ...
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Copy file from Windows host to Linux host via Rsync, then set permissions

So I have a Windows SFTP server (SFTPSERVER), which receives files (duh). I then need to push those files to a Linux server (AD authenticated to my domain) elsewhere in my organzation. So that bit I ...
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How to workaround the NTFS Move/Copy design flaw?

As anyone that has dealt with file server permissions is aware, NTFS has an interesting design feature/flaw known as the Move/Copy problem. As explained in this MS KB article, the permissions for a ...
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Apache can't reading from documentroot with permissions for www-data

My OS is Linux Mint 17. My goal is allow reading of /mnt/wwwdata for root and apache only. I trying to setup apache document root in directory /mnt/wwwdata, with rights 0770 for group wwwadmins, ...
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GRANT SELECT to all tables in postgresql

Is there a one-liner that grants the SELECT permissions to a new user postgresql? Something that would implement the following pseudo-code: GRANT SELECT ON TABLE * TO my_new_user;
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windows 7 cant open files from osx mavericks server

I have recently setup OSX Server (on Mavericks) with an external harddrive. I have setup users and groups and created two sharepoints (public (on the internal drive), work (on the external)). Last ...
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PhpMyAdmin::403 error - don't have permission to enter localhost/phpmyadmin/ on Apache2, Fedora 13

I am running an apache 2.17 at a Fedora 13. I did install phpmyadmin from the repos (via yum). It is installed in /usr/share/phpMyAdmin. I did make a symlink from my document root to the ...
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ProFTPd, MySQL, virtual users and permissions

I want to control my ProFTPd authentication by a MySQL database. Users will be able to change the username and password of their FTP account(s) in a PHP web application. This provokes a following ...
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mkdir -p ignores facl?

I am trying to enforce file perms of 777 across a specific set of dirs. I used "setfacl -m d:o::rwx" and got what appears to be the right permissions $ getfacl . # file: . # owner: blah # group: ...
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nginx server, multiple users editing their own files via SFTP

I'd like to have a Debian server set up so that different users have their own domains that only they can edit, e.g.: /home/ + /bob/www/ + oldsocks.com/ + nosepickers.org/ + /joe/www/ + ...
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Messed up permissions of mail folders

i just messed up the permissions of all /var/spool/mail folder on a 250 user system. I have the homefolders with the correct permissions and the same name. Is there an easy way to make the permissions ...
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Give su permission to LDAP group

I created an LDAP environment and i'm trying to set up a group in the LDAP server that has SU priviledges in all other linux machine that use this ldap server. dn: ...
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Least-Privilege BUILTIN\Administrator Failure Configuring Application Control Policies with AppLocker

I asked this question over at SuperUser to no avail a while ago, before realizing that serverfault may be a better option. I'm configuring execution control on a computer running Windows 7 SP1 ...
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Amazon Cloudfront with S3. Access Denied

We're trying to distribute out S3 buckets via Cloudfront but for some reason the only response is an AccessDenied XML document like the following: <Error> ...
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MySQL user:pass in roundcube php config

Is it considered bad practice to have a MySQL query with user:pass as plaintext? I'm doing this right now (in nginx/roundcube to modify my dovecot passwords) but it seems strange because if I had ...
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Tool to show permissions of path in Linux?

Is there a tool in Linux that will take a path such as /var/log/httpd/error_log, and print the permission for each branch of the path, i.e.: /var: root:root, 0755 ...
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Linux ssh: allow public-key authentication without giving user read rights to private key

Users logged in on my Linux server should be able to ssh to a specific remote machine with a default account. The authentication on the remote machine uses public key, so on the server the ...
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Granting user enough privileges to run ifconfig on IllumOS (OmniOS)

I sense this should be a very simple question, but somehow I cannot find a solution. I have a non-root user and I would like to grant this user enough permissions or privileges, so he can run ...
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Windows cant open mac shared files unless read only

I recently setup a mac server (Mavericks 10.9.5, Server 3.2.1) in our office environment, mostly mac but there are two windows pcs. The windows 8 machine can connect and open files/folders without ...
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Setting COM permissions

Our little COM library is getting the dreaded 80004005 error on a customer's new computer. I recall this has to do with COM permissions, but for the life of me I can't find these any more on this ...
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FTP 550: Permission Denied

I suddenly get the error 550: Permission Denied in Filezilla when I try to create a new directory. A few days ago I changed some settings on the server regarding ssl and imap settings, but I don't ...
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Exchange 2013 Calendar Issues

I have an ongoing Exchange 2013 problem with some users not being able to add/edit Calendar entries into the Calendars of other users. I'm hoping for a clue as to why this may be happening. We have ...
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Diagnosing permission problems with Cobian Backup to network share

I'm running the latest Cobian 11. I have a Synology DS412 NAS. All of my machines (Mac and Windows) access this just fine when I'm logged in and I browse to it manually. I have Cobian installed as a ...
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Permissions issue with virtual directory to UNC path

I have a virtual directory in my site (test environment). It is a UNC share which is also used as a public FTP. It is configured to connect as a domain admin account and "Test settings" says ...
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Windows7 IIS7: can't turn off read-only flag for InetPub\wwwroot. Can't edit website files!

I finally got PHP running on Windows 7 IIS7 but now for the life of me can't edit files in wwwroot because my editor keeps saying "You don't have permission to save to this location... save in Pete ...
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Hourly Clamscan cron script failes at reading file list

I've this piece of code located in /etc/cron.hourly/hourlyclamscan. #!/usr/bin/bash # Create Hourly Cron Job With Clamscan # Directories to scan SCAN_DIR=/home/transmission/Downloads # Temporary ...
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View Web Analytics reports in SharePoint Foundation 2010 Central Administration

I want to look at Web Analytics reports older than 30 days in SharePoint Foundation 2010. According to TechNet, I should be able to: Log onto Central Administration as a member of the Farm ...
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Is there a way to set access to WMI using GroupPolicy?

From various documentation it appears that to change WMI access you need to use WMI to access the running service and modify specific parts of the tree. Its kind of annoying changing 150,000 hosts ...
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Fix Account issues after removing DC from server with IIS?

We recently upgraded our single-domain Windows network by adding two new servers. We promoted them both to domain controllers and removed the domain controller from our webserver (which was set up ...
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dovecot 2.1 new imap folder permissions

I am migrating an old mail (postfix/dovecot) server to a new one. Everything works much as expected. I have a small obstacle though. I use mbox format and the setup is pretty much simple. Suppose a ...
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how to run a web app: users/groups to use for each component?

How do you organize your users/groups to run the different components of your web app? Any best practices? The answer of this question (What permissions should my website files/folders have on a ...
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OpenBSD chroot for nginx/Apache file permissions

I haven't been able to find a satisfying answer on Goole or the various Stack forums: I noticed that files under /var/www (where nginx and I believe Apache are chrooted by default) have permissions ...
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How to assign different permissions to folders through WebDAV by NGINX

I can't set up Nginx with WebDAV as I need to. The task is: There is a folder '/srv/root' with two subfolders - 'folder1' and 'folder2' and 3 users - 'admin', 'user1' and 'user2'. I want 'admin' to ...
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Give Apache Permission to Serve Files Outside of /var/www

I have my apache server and its specific files in /var/www and I have a bunch of group documents that I want to serve out in another directory /company/shared_files. I wrote and alias and it seems ...
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“Error Applying Security - Access is denied” while changing file permissions on windows server 2008

I'm an administrator on a Windows 2008 server. When I try to change file permissions on a directory, I get an error: Error Applying Security Access is denied. I am an administrator on the ...