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

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Exchange Full Access issue

I was just hired as a System Admin for a small company. They use Exchange 2010 for their Mail Server. I've never had a permission issue like this with Exchange because I worked for a larger firm with ...
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Changing default ownership for files created by a user

I gave user "jdoe" access to SCP files onto a Unix server hosting Wordpress. Files this user creates within the /var/www/Wordpress folder (and subfolders) need to be owned by www-data or at least the ...
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Permissions to edit network configuration

We ship a virtual machine to the clients which runs a web service. Clients need to install this virtual machine on one of their hosts using an hypervisor and just need to modify the network ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using Password:YES) [closed]

root@test-2:/usr/local# mysql -u root -H 192.168.x.xxx -p Enter password: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
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How do I ascertain correct user for exim log error?

Am I correct in thinking that this line 2014-05-28 13:22:50 failed to open /etc/backupmxhosts for linear search: Permission denied (euid=47 egid=12) is telling me that the user that is trying to ...
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Change permission for home directory on debian [duplicate]

My Debian machine is running DirectAdmin and we have build our own CMS. By now, when we create a new website a new folder and user will created down the /home/ directory. As an developer to setup ...
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FTP 550: Permission Denied

I suddenly get the error 550: Permission Denied in Filezilla when I try to create a new directory. A few days ago I changed some settings on the server regarding ssl and imap settings, but I don't ...
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Getting Error ID 4625 when one service tries to access a shared path on another machine

I'm kind of a n00b when it comes to dealing with Server issues, so I need some help. Setup: I have a scenario where there are two machines involved, both of which are using Windows Server 2008 ...
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Can't FTP to /var/www/html on Ubuntu (groups set…)

So I'm having some issues with vsftpd. I need the webroot to be in /var/www/public because I have multiple users accessing it, so I can't put it in a users directory. Now that directory has "chown -R ...
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Permission denied for root to change inotify max_user_watches, how solve this?

As root in a CentOs 6.4 server I got this error in an application: Fri May 16 01:45:23 2014 Error: Terminating since out of inotify watches. Consider increasing /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches ...
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Windows File Permissions don't apply to existing files

We rolled out this new Windows 8.1 machine on the domain recently, other desktops are still using XP. One of the software we install is the Oracle Client, it's installed manually on the machine using ...
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Domain Admin cannot make changes to Windows Server 2012

In our windows domain I am the Domain Administrator. I log into my servers with my domain administrator account via Remote Desktop. Now, I just installed Windows Server 2012 and am working in it via ...
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apache wont follow symlinks | 403 permission denied

im using Ubuntu 14.04, and got problem with apache configuration: i created a Symlink in /var/www/html (the apache DocRoot since Ubuntu 14.04) torwards /home/me/myWebDirectory cd /var/www/html ln ...
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Netatalk shared folder shows as readonly on OSX

I have a few Mac clients connected to a Linux server running Netatalk 3.1.1. The server is connected to an AD domain, the clients are currently not. Previously all users were connecting under a single ...
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Creating an Openstack user with only reboot permissions

What is the best approach for setting up an Openstack user that is limited to only rebooting servers using the Web API. The user needs to be able to access servers under different tenants, by using ...
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The permission to run 'ls' is denied

I'm running my server as a root user but despite that, when I run the command ls I get this error: bash: /bin/ls: Permission Denied. I tried to change this file's permissions with chmod but the ...
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Sanity check: wordpress permission/ownership for multihosting

So I have a small server setup (2 webs, 1 nfs / mysql) that's hosting a couple of different wordpress sites. It's currently configured like this: I have a user called wwwuser (uid 500) and ...
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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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Maintain setgid bit (after bower install or gulp build)

We run web servers where we have the following situation: The www-data user runs the web server and must have read+write access to the files The deploy user deploys all the code The bob and alice ...
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Apache2 with mod ITK - why does phpinfo() show “wrong” user

Im using Apache2 with mod ITK to separate the uid and gid from other vhosts. In each vhost I have configured <IfModule mpm_itk_module> AssignUserId username groupname </IfModule> Now ...
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What's the windows account ftp server runs under?

This is the background of my question (OS is Windows Web Server 2008 R2). I want to prevent ftp users from deleting files and sub folders of root ftp directory. I removed delete permission for IUSR ...
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SecErr: DSID-031A1190, 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0

I am trying to change the password of the currently logged in user via ldifde using this command: ldifde -i -f pwd.ldif -t 636 My AD server is running in SSL mode with a self signed certificate. The ...
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Sharepoint checked out documents cross reference issue

After a rebuild of a Win 7 Ent Laptop, a user has reported that they can no longer cross reference documents that have been checked out from a sharepoint 2007 environment. They are adamant that they ...
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403 Forbidden error on apache 2.2.2 under ElementaryOS Luna

I've installed latest lampp in my ElementaryOS install. All went ok until I begun getting access problems in some files, so I went through: created a new group www and added my user to it, then ...
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NFSv4 permissions on AIX

I am attempting to use an NFSv4 mount across two systems that do not share UID/GIDs. This is for a system migration where the old environment used whatever UID/GIDs were available, and they now ...
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Weird Apache HTTPD 403 Error

So I'm having this really weird problem that I've worked around, but I don't understand why it's happening. I have a file I'm hosting via httpd. Below is a list of things I've tested/thought of to ...
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Correct Permissions VPS /var/www

This is a repost of an "off-topic" question on stackoverflow. My scenario is: I created a user and added that user to sudoers: visudo user ALL=(ALL) ALL Then sudo adduser user www-data and ...
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Why can NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM create SQL Server database backups?

I have a scheduled task (in Windows Task Scheduler) that connects to SQL Server using SMO (Windows Authentication) and creates a database backup. So far, this task was running under the Administrator ...
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Virtual Host Web Files Not Being Served

I am attempting to serve web files via virtual host, but Apache keep blocking the directory's files. All that will show is the default Apache Welcome page. index.html gets a permissions error, and ...
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Evaluating current ACEs on NTFS ACLs with PowerShell

We have a document management system that has million of files on a NTFS file system accessed through a network share. A single service account needs full permission to all of these files and the ...
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Set git config for a group instead of user or systemwide

We have configured git config --system init.templatedir /path/ on our system to automatically create required githooks for each new repository created via git init. However, there is another group of ...
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How to enable auditing for a folder only (and not anything within that folder)

I am trying to track down a process responsible for resetting ACLs on a particular folder, and ONLY that folder, not any of the 10,000 folders and files it contains. I tried going to Properties > ...
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Read-only files, prevent deletion

Here's my situation. I'm running a WordPress website that uses w3 total cache. A large portion of this website is at first dynamic, and then static. So I'm caching these pages as static HTML in a ...
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Why can nginx access /etc/passwd? [closed]

I'm trying to setup my new VPS with my couple sites. nginx, php-fpm and other needed services installed. I setup a nginx server block(virtual hosts) for my site, and then try to create a php file ...
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Why am I getting permission denied error?

I am tryng to create a symlink but I am getting permission denied. How do I tell why? ln -nfs /home/deploy/foo/shared/config/nginx.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/foo ln: failed to create symbolic link ...
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Cannot find home directory on Linux Server

I have recently been granted access to a Linux server where I transferred some data. Now, for some reason, when I use WinSCP or any other program to connect to the server, instead of logging in ...
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Storing unencrypted web app / WordPress passwords - explain to a client

I have a problem with a client who is complaining about a WordPress installation having an unencrypted MySQL database password in the wp-config.php file. I've tried explaining this to him by stating ...
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Can't write files with PHP on IIS

I have an IIS 7.5 web server running on Windows 2008r2. When I try to write to a file I get a Permission Denied error, but I can't figure out how to fix the permissions. I have PHP configured via ...
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Proper config for Couchdb + SSL Ubuntu. Getting error: curl: (35) Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to 127.0.0.1:6984

I'm looking to use CouchDB with SSL and nodejs and I have just switched from self signed certificates (which were working for over a month) to a real SSL certificate and now I'm running into ...
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Restrict VSFTPD virtual user to respective directory

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with vsftpd, and trying to limit a FTP user to their respective directory. For this, I am using the following My vsftpd.conf : local_enable=YES write_enable=YES ...
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Write permissions for Network service in network folder

I'm trying to setup Team Foundation Server (TFS) authomatic backups, and to do that I need to set up a network folder for database backups. When trying to set folder path I receive a message from TFS ...
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sudo permissions without root access

I want to give certain users on my server access to run commands as apache, but I don't want to give them full root access. Is there a way to allow a user to run a command similar to sudo -u apache ...
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Is ZIP archive capable of storing permissions?

I am using Maven Assembly plugin to bundle my application along with configuration/settings files. It allows to specify persmissions to be stored along with files, which is quite convenient. Still I ...
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What permissions are needed on Mailbox database to call FindAppointments for all mailboxes?

I have a small application that retrieves all appointments from Exchange 2010 and puts them in a timesheet management app. The code to retrieve the appointments is as follows (it uses Exchange Web ...
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Creating SFTP Users chrootdirectory /var/www

I am trying to create a new sftp user in Ubuntu 12.04.4 and am running into some trouble. After creating the first sftp user, I document the commands for later user and then delete the user and try ...
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Different permissions per log file when using rsyslog

Is it feasible to define different permissions per log file, using rsyslog? $FileCreateMode applies to all, but I want different permissions for a specific file.
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Linux permissions in /var/www: What settings can I use for good security practice and still maintain accessibility?

I'm primarily trying to set permissions inside of /var/www . We are using a project format which has the following structure in common for each project: /var /www /runtime /shared /project.com ...
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Share a single uploads folder between 2 users through a Symlink or similar

One of the VPS's we're running contains 2 accounts that both share a database and SHOULD share an uploads folder. Both accounts are directadmin generated web accounts on a Centos 6 server. The second ...
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Different ACLs on two OU's with same “protect object from deletion” setting

Background After I configured our Active Directory so that the ability to move computers was delegated to helpdesk staff, I started hearing reports that computers would get "stuck" in specific OU's. ...
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permission denied using sudo

I have an alias in my .bashrc file that runs an executable python file like so: alias my-command="sudo -u apache /path/to/file.py" When I run my-command It prompts for my sudo password and then it ...