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

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Can't connect to local database in SQL Server (2008) Management Studio

An IT guy at work remoted into and installed SQL Server 2008 Developer on my terminal, and at first everything seemed to be set up correctly. However, when I go into the Management Studio, I can't ...
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Using XCACLS to set permissions with long filenames

We need to set permissions on users' directories on a Windows 2000 Server. This happens regularly enough and they must also be set in the order below or the backups crap out. This is the basic script: ...
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Allow mysql user to be used just by specified user

Currently any system user can run: systemuser$ mysql -u mysqluser -p (assuming he knows the password). Is there a way to deny mysql (cli) to use particular mysql user? eg. systemuser$ mysql ...
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Password less mysql access to specified user/script only

In addition to this question: Performing root mysql operations in bash scripts I'd like to ask how to limit/allow this action (performing root administrative actions): mysql --local-path=mypath -e ...
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Nginx Password Protect Directory Downloads Source Code

I'm trying to password protect a WordPress login page on my Nginx server. When I navigate to http://www.example.com/wp-login.php, this brings up the "Authentication Required" prompt (not the WordPress ...
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Apache per user permissions

Ok so I looked at a number of resources, per Google, and questions on here an none seem to be what I require. I come from a Windows IIS background so maybe my thought process is flawed and that ...
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Cannot find “IIS APPPOOL\{application pool name}” user account in Windows Server 2008

Normally when setting up IIS 7, I'm used to allowing permissions to user IIS APPPOOL\{application pool name} on the root folder of my web application(s). I also give permissions to IUSR (or the ...
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Strange permission errors in new PostgreSQL installation

A freshly installed PostgreSQL (with configuration overwritten) won't start: $ sudo service postgresql start * Starting PostgreSQL 9.1 database server * Error: could not read ...
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Running Apache as different users for separate vhosts

I have a server running multiple websites, with each website configured as a separate vhost. Some trusted users require shell access to the web server, but in an effort to prevent abuse and accidental ...
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File permissions question

I just switched my site's server from Windows to Linux, and am finally able to control file permissions from my ftp. So, seeing that all permissions were 705 by default (and not wanting just anyone to ...
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SharePoint: users cannot see document create or last modified dates

As the SharePointServices admin user for my organization, I can see all the attributes created and last modified date on documents. However, all non-admin users cannot see them. For example, all ...
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Apache DSO file permissions 777

Ideally I would be using suPHP however I have been forced to use DSO... How worried should I be about setting the folders permissions to 777 and how can I improve the security of doing so?
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oddities in interference of linux extened ACLs and 'regular' permissions

I've got some legacy code which checks that some file is read-only and readable only by it's owner, i.e. permissions set to 0400. I also need to give read-only access to this file to some other user ...
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Troubleshooting Windows Group Policy Permissions

I have got stumped on a privileges issue on a Windows AD Domain. I have a Windows Server 2008 Server (with Several Windows Server 2003 vms) which are all members of a domain (but in no way backup ...
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How to removed server file/folder?

My server OS is Windows Server 2003. I have few folders that no matter what I try to delete, it just wont be deleted. The error message is "File sharing violation" or "being used by other person or ...
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Postfix can't read ~/.forward files

I have a highly customized home-directory structure which restricts access as follows: The server hosts a number of subdomains, which are grouped into seven "zones" Home directories are ...
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permissions problems [closed]

how can i get a file or directory to be owned by two people? (have read/write permissions) i understand this involves groups, so i added user www-data to group user, then did chown www-data:user dir ...
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“Server Unavailable” and removed permissions on .NET sites after Windows Update

Our company has five almost identical Windows 2003 servers with the same host, and all but one performed an automatic Windows Update last night without issue. The one that had problems, of course, ...