In computing, permissions (often called "privileges," "access rights" or just "rights") are rules associated with objects on a computer or network. Permissions determine which objects can access which objects, and to what extent.

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CHMOD to make directory writable by group not working

I'm trying to make the node_modules directory writable by www-group, but chmod isn't working. vagrant (user) is part of the www-data group as seen with the groups command. Why can't I permit ...
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PHP cant write files regardless of permissions

On a Centos 7x64 box apache/php is unable to write files regardless of permissions. I set the directory to apache:apache and even set it to 777 and php is still getting permission errors. What else ...
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Why process running as Local System accessing a UNC share being seen as NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON?

I have a Windows Service running as Local System on SERVER_X which is attempting to access a script on a UNC share hosted on SERVER_Y. Per the links below, I've granted the computer account of ...
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vSphere 5.1 Permissions Not Propagating

When I add permissions at the data center level with the propagate option, I see the account in the permissions list on the individual servers but the privileges aren't taking effect. The privileges ...
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Linux permissions for multiple groups

I have a directory (With sub directories and files) that I would like to setup so that: -Users of an 'editors' group can rw- any file and rwx any dirs. -Users of www-data can r-- files and r-x dirs. ...
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Problems with automatic generation of an apparmor profile

Could anyone please provide me any assistance with an automatic apparmor profile generation? The problem is that it is simply does not work for some reason. I have a binary file, symlink to it and a ...
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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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Permission for creating an event source

I have a WCF logging service that can write to the event log. The only problem is that the event source it writes to has to already exist and it cannot create it because the app pool the service is ...
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Permissions and ownership : Can it be fixed with apache2 envars?

I always had issues with permissions when I was using a single user to handle websites. For example, If I want one user per site, I need to have /home/user/www, where username is the website's name. ...
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How to fix periodic and unexplained “access denied” Windows Server 2008r2?

There is a remote desktop server (also file server) that works just fine for almost exactly 14 days give or take a day or two. Then, it just locks everyone out with "access denied". It can be resolved ...
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Configuring Chroot for SFTP Users

I am trying to configure a SFTP server for some automated backups. I configured an Ubuntu 14.04 server and have had partial success. The idea I'm looking to do is this: A user will be created for ...
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directorylevel permission through amazon IAM

i have amazon ec2 instance running, i read about amazon IAM but not able to figure out how can i achieve this thing. My problem is i have many directory created in my ec2 instance, so let's say i ...
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Access Denied When Editing MSMQ Messsage Queuing Properties

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MYSQL Permission: Access denied for user 'debian-sys-maint'@'localhost

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I can't run uwsgi as normal user

I want to run uwsgi server as www user, but if I write: uwsgi --socket $SOCKET --chmod-socket 666 --pidfile $PIDFILE --daemonize $LOGFILE --chdir $CHDIR --pp $PYTHONPATH --module main ...
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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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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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Prevent local administration privileges for our domain users

I am looking for possible solutions to prevent local administration privileges for our domain users. Currently, we provide our domain users local administration privileges to avoid issues with ...
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Members of “Remote Desktop Users” group cannot login

I have a domain controller and a member server running W2K8 R2 server. TS licensing is on the DC, TServices is on the member server. Unless I make a user a domain admin, they cannot login: they get ...
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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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What are the arguments for and against a network policy where the sys admin knows users passwords? [closed]

I'd like to know pros and cons.. reasons for and against the idea of sys admin’s maintaining user account lists with passwords.. and additionally not allowing those users to change their passwords. I ...
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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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Intermittent MySQL connection errors

I have been recently getting these errors on my server: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect ]: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx' (4) I don't think this is a credentials ...
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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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mysql grant select to ONE table on ALL database

I have many tables with the same table structure. I want to create a user which can access one table in all of those databases. We are adding new databases frequently, so a wildcard would be ...