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

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How can I restrict a user from changing security permissions?

I have a VPS which people remote desktop to. I want to restrict a user from accessing a particular folder. I remove all permissions for the user for that folder but when they try to access it, it ...
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Why does FIND on Windows 7 give an “Access Denied” error?

I have an administrator account on a Windows 7 x64 machine. It is not THE administrator account, the account is simply a member of the administrators group. The install is default. When the user ...
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What permissions do I need to run SQL*Loader?

What permissions does a database user need to be able to run oracle's sql loader? For instance, since sql loader will disable indexes and triggers, does it need ALTER permissions for those items? ...
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nginx - userdir with user permissions [migrated]

What I want to do is have the usual server running user files like this: http://users.example.com/~user1/stuff.php which would be stored somewhere in /home/user1/www or something like that, but ...
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IIS 7.5 401.3 Access Denied

I am having this weird issue with IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 x64. I created a site in IIS and manually created a test file index.html and everything worked. When I try to do a deployment, I copy all ...
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File Sharing Methods

So, I've been looking around, and haven't found any information that lays out the differences between the two file sharing areas in the Folder Properties Sharing tab, as in the image below. There seem ...
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SQL Server Chain Permission

We have the 2 databases. Reporting HR There are some users who want to extract data from HR database. But we don't want to give direct access to that HR database. So, we created the special views in ...
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svn trouble with a commit from eclipse

org.apache.subversion.javahl.ClientException: svn: E204900: Commit failed (details follow): svn: E204900: Can't open file '/var/repo/db/txn-current-lock': Permission denied svn: E175002: MKACTIVITY of ...
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Postgresql: what does GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE do?

I'm trying to grant all privileges on all tables of a given database to a new postgres user (not the owner). It seems that GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE my_db TO new_user; does not do that. After ...
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Apache on Docker can't write to volume filesystem

I built an image for running Apache with mod_php, for Magento extension development. Magento needs to write to the webroot: It keeps files in /srv/magento/var/ for cache, error reporting, and some ...
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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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Using a non-root to deploy a git repo to the web root

What is the best way to set up users and permissions for a production web server that uses git to deploy to the server? Background Running Ubuntu 12.04, I have apache serving files under /var/www as ...
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NFS: How to allow a specific user to write in a NFS mount?

I wrote a Nagios check which is supposed to check the time it takes a server to write a file to one of it's mounts. The check is being run by user nagios. The NFS server is configured like so: ...
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Nginx / PHP-FPM = Blank pages

Dear ServerFault Community, I managed to get my site into a fully functional state two days ago.. Around 3 hours ago today, I've restarted my linux box and have found my site to no longer work. I have ...
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NRPE commands doesn't work when called from remote management host

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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Getting groups and permission right for apache uploads

I did have all this working for a long time but something had got messed up I am going round in circles. So I allow uploads to a site. Before the file is uploaded a folder is created using mkdir in ...
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How to configure Amazon S3 permissions to host files for my mobile app

I have a mobile app that uploads files to a server and needs to be able to download them. I'm using S3 to hold the files, and have a RoR backend to manage all this. Is it possible to have the ...
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postfix feed to program as root

I'm trying to get postfix to pipe stdin from an email into a script that needs to be run by root (yes I understand the security issues of doing this. no lectures, please). Content of aliases file ...
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What exactly does this dpkg command do?

I fixed a permissin problem for nagios like discribed here. The command was: sudo dpkg-statoverride --update --add nagios www-data 2710 /var/lib/nagios3/rw sudo dpkg-statoverride --update --add ...
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Why .ssh directory permission need to be 700 for passwordless ssh

I am following the steps here to SSH without password In order to login from userA@hostA to userB@hostB, the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys at hostB needs to contains the public key of userA@hostA. When I ...
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Active Directory Permissions: Delete vs Move

I want our help desk to be able to move user accounts but NOT delete them. Here is the summary of our current permissions set on the affected OU's (this DOES allow them to delete user accounts): ...
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linux + cant access as user + could not open session

in my Linux machine - red-hat I successfully to login to different users as the following su - userC [machine@Linux ~]$ pwd [machine@Linux ~]$ /Users/userC but only in one user I get the ...
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Unable to create directory in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS a webserver with ISPConfig 3.0.5.4p4 to manage it. All new domains end up in the following directory structure: /var/www/domain1 /var/www/domain2 /var/www/domain3... etc ...
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What does this intention with lots of numbers mean in a SSL certificate?

I was looking at this site, and out of interest, I was having a look at the certificate in Chrome 32, on Windows 8.1, and I had a look at the certificate. I saw this really strange intention, Apart ...
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Permissions denied for proftpd virtual users

I installed Proftpd Administrator GUI to make it easier to manage my FTP users. The problem I have is that I have to set the directory permissions to 777 to allow the virtual users saved in the mysql ...
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How to force HDFS to use LDAP user's UID

I have a cloudera cluster with HDFS and Hue services and I'm trying to unify the authentication using LDAP. I have my LDAP server running thanks to 389-ds (not sure if is the best way) and I can log ...
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TFS: How to reset all permissions?

The question is simple, how to reset all permissions to defaults on Team Foundation Server 2013? The second part: how to make sure I won't be locked out of TFS when doing the reset? The best option ...
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User crontab not accessible

I cannot edit my user crontab without being superuser. I expected the following to work, but I get an error message: $ crontab -e crontabs/gauthier/: fdopen: Permission denied The following is ...
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crontab listing or editing results in fopen: permission denied

Recently, a job configured to run from a user's crontab stopped executing. When attempting to list or edit the crontab for the user, the result is: user@host:~$ crontab -l crontabs/user/: fopen: ...
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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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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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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 ...