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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How do I set permissions on network shares to allow SYSTEM account access in server cluster?

I want to share common data within a cluster of servers via network shares. There will be one share folder on each server, which all the other servers can access. The server processes that will be ...
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Server 2008 Roaming Profiles Permissions

I'm having an issue setting up roaming profiles in Windows Server 2008 R2. The roaming profile is not being created on login/logoff with the user and they constantly have a temporary profile. I have ...
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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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What filesystem comes closest to matching NTFS for support of ACLs, and highly-granular permissioning?

It seems that most other filesystems handle the basic *nix permissions (ugo±rwx), with maybe an addition here or there. Or can be "made" to handle ACLs through the use of other tools on top of ...
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NFS Write Permissions — ls -l shows I have it; I actually don't

I have an NFS server serving several clients. Permissions work fine with all clients except one. The client mounts the nfs share fine, with permissions all correctly placed to the right users. ...
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Permissions and Groups on a New Server

I set up a new instance of Ubuntu 12.04. This has, of course, the root user. I have apache running and it has it's own user and group and I created a single ftp user as well (that has it's own user ...
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changing permissions for a network share takes longer on win2008 than on win2003, why is that?

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Suexec, group-writeable files

I am running an Apache server with Suexec. However, I get an internal server error if I try to execute a CGI script that is group-writeable (if I chmod g-w , the script runs fine) However, I want the ...
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Any way to change the default umask for Apache2?

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Determing the Execution Environment of Apache

I am having this error: [Mon Dec 05 10:22:23 2011] [warn] mod_rewrite: Running external rewrite maps without defining a RewriteLock is DANGEROUS! [Mon Dec 05 10:22:23 2011] [error] (13)Permission ...
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new installation of windows 2008 R2 … having permissions issues (everyone has access)

I can not limit access to the IUSR user nor the IIS_IUSRS group at all....not even a different user that I tried for anonymous access. When I say IUSR below, I also mean I've tried adding the group ...
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Change the permissions and take ownership of shared files

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Using SELinux to force Linux to allow programs to bind to port numbers lower than 1024

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How can I enable ahadmin properties?

I need to run dcomcnfg.exe on a Windows Server 2008 and in Component Services\Computers\My Computer\DCOM Config, select the “ahadmin” COM+ package and add a new Endpoint. Problem is that I can't do ...
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Unable to connect to my own system through SSH

My Fedora system is connected to the internet through a proxy server and we have IPs assigned to every system connected via LAN - mine has 192.168.0.103 (by the way, what is this kind of IP called? ...
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Give users the right to restart a service

Based on http://serverfault.com/questions/166641/how-to-give-rights-to-one-user-for-the-restart-of-a-service I've tried the command sc sdset My.Service (A;;RPWP;;;S-1-1-0) which i believe should ...
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Plesk file permissions - Apache/PHP conflicting with user accounts

I'm building a Drupal site which performs various automatic disk operations using the apache user (id=40). The problem is that the site was set up on a subdomain belonging to user ID 10001 (ie my ...
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Which user does PHP/IIS6 use to read/write files?

I've installed PHP5 (FastCGI) on IIS6 and is just wondering which windows user PHP uses to access the file system? With ASP.NET for example, the ASPNET account is used to access the file system. But ...
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PHP session files have permissions of 000 - They're unusable

I kept having issues with a Document Management System I'm trying to install as, at the first step of the installation process, it would error with: Warning: Unknown: ...
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Filesystem permissions on Unix

If I have a folder specified as not-readable. Are all folders under it also non-readable? For example, my shared hosting home account directory is not accessible to other accounts, so, are all folders ...
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How to mount external vfat drive as user?

I have a mountpoint /mnt/v1 and a user bak in group bak. I did this: sudo chown bak:bak /mnt/v1 sudo chmod 775 /mnt/v1 Now I want to mount an external fat32 drive with partition /dev/sdb1 to this ...
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How to set permissions on registry keys from the command line?

There used to be the tool Regini.exe from the Windows 2000 Resource Kit to do this, but it is no longer supported by Microsoft. Reg.exe can't do it either. Any ideas?
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Windows File Permission common practices

As far as I understand and it was answered in this thread, that administrators still need an ACL to administer files even though they have the highest authority. On my system Administrators group is ...
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Start a remote scheduled task without administrator group

we are currently evaluating the possibility to start an already created scheduled task remotely. I already know that we can use the command: schtasks /run /s computer /tn taskname and it work fine. ...
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What are the minimal permissions for WMI access to processes CommandLine?

I have been trying to get a remote listing of running windows processes including their CommandLine/ExecutablePath attribute through WMI as a non-administrator domain user for a monitoring tool. I ...
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Nginx PHP-fpm permission

When i'm setting the user in nginx.conf to root root: user root root; then my website is working, but when i set it to nginx nginx i get error in the logs: connect() to ...
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nginx - linux permissions interesting issue

I'd like to get some answers or suggestions to my problem. So I'm getting a simple error: 2014/02/16 12:01:43 [error] 7384#0: *1 FastCGI sent in stderr: "Primary script unknown" while reading ...
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Samba private and public shares for windows

I am facing an issue with Samba shares setup for windows use. I have two shares - 1] public share, which is available for everyone in the network, 2] admin share, which is supposed to be password ...
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Windows Server 2003 permissions not working properly and I can't fix it

Well, sometimes things come along that give you humility. Gahh! I had an old Windows 2000 server running in a closet on a DSL line. It was doing a small amount of web and mail and ftp for a couple of ...
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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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Managing Linux Directory Permissions & SFTP

Good morning; I have a RHEL 5.7 web server configured to allow SSH/SFTP only by specific groups. I'd like for content managers to upload content to their respective directories and have that content ...
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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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Fixing Amazon EC2 Permissions

I accidentally change the permission to chmod -R 777 /var and now I cannot access the EC2 instance how do I fix this?
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Group policy startup script needs elevated priviledges

I have a script that I want to run at startup but that requires elevated priviledges. Is there a way of doing this with Group Policy? I tried adding it in as a startup script using GPO but it ...
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Best way to reset all security/ownership for NTFS?

How can I completely reset the security and ownership for a drive (ie. all subdirectories and files)? I'm recreating a large RAID array and I'd like to "start fresh" with the absolute default ...
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Can someone explain a bit about Unix folder permissions and safety?

Why would I change folder permissions to 755 or 777 for example? I read that it means read write and execute but what I want to know, can anyone steal php codes depending on these permissions? Thank ...
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Restrict subversion to only allow certain functions

I'm in a bit of a situation. We have our private subversion server that we use for development, but one of our government clients is requesting access to our commit logs so that they can get an ...
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RHEL - NFS4: Mounted/Exported as rw, user write permission denied

I have nfs4 configured between a RHEL 5.3 server (charlie) and a RHEL 5.4 client (simcom1). The machines are configured to authenticate users via kerberos by a Windows Server 2008 active directory ...
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Setting up SVN+SSH for multiple users through one local user

I need to make our SVN repository accessible through the firewall - but without creating a local user for each potential external user. Instead, I would like to set-up SVN+SSH to route all external ...
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How make some folder read/write permission to one user

I have different folders in a linux (certos) directory. Now i want only one user out of all to have read/write permission to all those folders. How can i do that thanks
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Anonymous user with proftpd on fedora

I am trying to setup an anonymous user account on our server to enable people to downlaod technical manuals for our products etc. and I would like this to be as secure as possible! I was just ...
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NTFS permissions allowing access automatically without visible inheritance

This question is unanswered on Super User, I thought it was the best place for it but no one knows. As it is related to a server, hoping it can be moved to server fault and someone can help me there. ...
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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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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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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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Member of the nginx group but unable to edit files in the web root

I recently switched the web server on my CentOS 7 machine from Apache to nginx. Originally, I had added my user account to the apache group and then did a recursive chown to make all files in the ...
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give permission to Active directory user to enable/disable a device

In my network, one of users uses DOS application and he need the permission to enable and disable his graphic card using devcon command . this user is Active directory user . how can i give him a ...
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SFTP Error: open for write: permission denied

I have created a user and a group only for SFTP and when I try to transfer a file with Filezilla in /var/www I have this error: Open for write: permission denied I have configured sshd_config like ...
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Give SFTP users and Apache write permissions on same folders

I have a centos6 web server where developers also upload by connecting through SFTP. So, to give developer login write permissions, I have change /var/www user to that user. My current permissions ...
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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 ...