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

Is there a way in SELinux to force linux to allow a program to be able to bind to a port number lower than 1024.
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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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Change the permissions and take ownership of shared files

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Samba Ignoring POSIX ACLs

I have an Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS server running Samba, and joined to our Active Directory domain using PBIS (formerly likewise-open.) Samba is configured to do authentication using AD users/groups, and ...
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Odd permissions issues on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Macs OS 10.6/.7/.8

*I have four macs that use a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine to share files as part of their workflow, each user has their own folder and completed jobs are dropped in an archive folder when complete. ...
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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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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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Git prime/hub website deployment: documentroot changes save fine but permission denied for subdirectories

Following the instructions in A web-focused Git workflow I set up a prime and hub repository on my web server and then cloned the hub to my machine at home. I started testing commits and pushes with ...
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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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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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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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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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NTFS permissions allowing access automatically without visible inheritance

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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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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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Installation problems with CouchDB 1.6 on Ubuntu 15.10

After using CouchDB 1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04, I recently tried to start fresh with 15.10 and the main couchdb package. It installed couchdb 1.6 which was a welcome change, but the ubuntu installation ...
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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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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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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 /home/zone/...
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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 doesn'...
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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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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 up-to-...
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Can someone explain a bit about Unix folder permissions and safety?

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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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IMAP server can't read (open) mails using fetchmail, procmail & dovecot

I'm trying to setup a mail server ! Everything seems to be ok (after some loooong days) but when I tried to read mail with IMAP server : Apr 18 17:38:48 sd-84941 dovecot: imap(dlp): Error: open(/...
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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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SFTP Error: open for write: permission denied

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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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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 /etc/postgresql/9.1/...
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How can I tell why I have access to a file share on Windows Server

I have a file share on a Windows 2008 R2 server in a AD domain (call it \SECURESERVER\STUFF) and I am not sure if I have the share and folder permissions set up right. I noticed the problem when I ...
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Don't list the databases which don't belong to the user

Using MySQL and PHPMyAdmin I want to give some users all the permissions to create databases and delete their own. Basically a user should only see his created databases and could do everything he ...
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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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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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Openldap - ldap user can't add entry: Insufficient access (no write access to parent)

I'ld like to make an addressbook in LDAP (for mailing clients, in first step for my RoundCube). Server is Debian 7.9, slapd 2.4.31 (OpenLDAP). After the successfully installation, I've created a ...
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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 are:...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...