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

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Give root privileges to an user just for a specific directory [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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Permissions issue with Centos [closed]

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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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...