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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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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Not able to access a folder with read and write permission for group

I can't access a directory that has both r permissions for the group my current user belongs to, in the others column, it has rw- [ec2-user@host]$ ls -la drwxrw-rw- 8 apache apache 4096 Nov 4 ...
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Which permissions/rights does a user need to run “Get-WmiObject win32_service” on a remote machine?

I am in almost the same situation as the person who asked this question (link). The only difference is that I'm not writing a monitoring service but trying to get a WMI-based monitoring service to ...
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DFS-R replication: NTFS permissions don't work on some subfolders on members

I've setup DFS-R (Hub and spoke) for a share between 6 Windows 2012 R2 servers. The share on all servers is called "Websites$" with "full access" permission for everyone. All servers have high ...
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Linux “tmux” Permission denined

I'm trying to run some automated scripts from root that will start running other scripts as another user in a "tmux" session. Example: File 1 - "start_test_script.sh" - in "root" home directory: ...
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Disabling anonymous bind on ApacheDS LDAP causes getent group not to work

Am new to ApacheDS - am using apacheds-2.0.0-M17. Followed the instructions to setup an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine as a LDAP client from this page: ...
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Can i use one .htpasswd file for different folders on Linux server

I have many modules in my codeignitor application as module/products module/billing module/cms module/groups ..... Some of the above modules are accessible to admin user only so I want to put ...
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How to prevent non-domain computers from accessing the domain share resources?

My company is using Windows Server 2008 R2 for domain controller and file sharing, and all client computers have Windows 7 Professional installed. Some of the client computers are added to the domain, ...
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Need help restricting permission on Unitrends backups

I have my Unitrends device setup to do backups from our VMware environment. To do an "app aware" backup the device need the a login to the windows VM. When the Unitrends device makes a backup it ...
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Netatalk (AFP) user in both rolist and rwlist

I'm currently configuring a AFP server that's running OD, AFP, SMB etc. My problem is that I got a few shares that ALL needs to have read only on and a few people in a specific group needs to have ...
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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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Restrict unison to work only on certain folder (on the remote server)

Considering the scenario where Server1 wants to keep folder /x synchronized between itself and Server2. So apparently one have to add a new (SSH) user to Server2 allowing for this. So we result in a ...
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Permissions inherit for new directory and files by www-data

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How do I create a shared directory under root?

I'm trying to create a shared folder on my root partition that anyone in a particular group can read and write to and any new files within that folder are also read writeable by anyone in that group ...
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NFS client not ignoring UIDs on NFS map

I have six machines, one NFS server and five clients. Three clients (running Ubuntu 14.04) work just fine. The other two, running 12.04, are running into permissions errors. On the mapped client ...
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Mount Permission Denied on Cloned System

We have cloned a RHEL (system1) to a new server (cloned_sys). I've added cloned_sys credentials to Data Domain, but whenever I try to mount the NFS, I get a permissions error. If I go in and add ...
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AWS IAM User unable to create Elastic Beanstalk environment. Missing permissions

Permissions option is missing from user sub-accounts. How do I enable it for sub accounts? In the screenshot below I am logged in on the main account.
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PHP exec() Returns 127 When Trying To Run Any Command

I'm an intermediate Linux user (CentOS, some Debian) who is transitioning to FreeBSD (10). Permissions have always been somewhat confusing to me. I've set up a server with PHP-FPM (5.6) and Nginx ...
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Modify “Policy” without Group Policy: Best Practice?

I have a need to address some policy settings on a number of machines that are not on a domain. Specifically, we are dealing with a technology conference lab, built with loaner machines from various ...
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Windows server share read-only from network and write locally

Question: How do I Deny Change without Denying Read on Windows File Share Permissions? Details: I have a Windows 2012 R2 server. I would like to create a file share that is read-only to a group ...
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allow all users to read/write any files/folders on 2nd drive regardless of who created it in linux

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've got a mount point called /files that is owned by root, the group is plugdev and I've given the group write permission. I used some of the information in ...
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Why was I able to delete a file owned by root in my home directory without being root?

So I was doing some maintenance on my server earlier today and noticed I was able to delete a file owned by root in my home directory. I was able to reproduce a sample: [cbennett@nova ~/temp]$ ls ...
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Need primer on Windows login security and permissions for LAN [closed]

I am software developer on Windows of many years, but have always managed to avoid learning exactly how Windows login security works. I have a home/office network of PCs (and one Mac) running various ...
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How to choose the right permission access for /var/www/* folders? [duplicate]

I'm trying to configure my web server from scratch and since this is my first time doing everything on my own, I'm unsure what kind of permissions I need to set for each site I have in /var/www. As ...
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Check whether GRANT EXECUTE TO user or role was applied

In Microsoft SQL Server, I can use GRANT EXECUTE TO <principal> to grant execute permission to some user or role. I'm interested in detection: How can I equally simply check whether that ...
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Allow copy folder structure without granting create folder permission

Is it possible to allow a user to copy a folder structure template to a new location without having the Create Folder permission on the root folder of the template structure? For the template folder ...
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chmod -R makes files in child folders ureadable for some reason

I was adjusting the permissions when setting up some WordPress themes, and ran chmod 664 -R theme-dir/* It worked fine on the files in the root of the directory, but all the files in subdirectories ...
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How to apply different directory and file permissions recursively by one command

Let's assume that I have this folder structure: |-Home |-Subdir |-Subsubdir |-Subdir Each directory includes a bunch of files. Now I want to apply the following permissions: All ...
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emails to root - CentOS and Postfix permssion error on maildir file

I'm trying to setup a new mail relay server to send email out from internal servers only over TLS. I've followed this guide http://www.krizna.com/centos/setup-mail-server-centos-7/ to Step 10. I only ...
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permissions, access based enumeration

I have a service account that has full control of a sub folder deep into a share. Access based enumeration is enabled at the root of the share and this service account has 0 rights at the root. An ...
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What is the “Dfs” User That Has Permissions to DFS Namespace Links

I recently ran into issues that seem to be related to this "Dfs" user (which is added automatically when you create a new namespace link.) I can't find this user in any local or domain user store, nor ...
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Auth with roles management through apache2 reverse-proxy

Initially posted on SO ,but I guess it belongs more here. Suggestions, comments, and ideally solutions, would be welcome ! (btw, I'll delete SO Thread if it was the wrong place) I need to set-up a ...
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Samba share not accessible from Windows 10

I'm not able access samba from a windows 10 machine which is having a mail user account.However,when i login with a local user account i'm able to access the samba share. I went ahead and captured ...
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Why can't I cd to a root owned folder, as a member of the root group? [closed]

I verified I'm a member of root: user_me@host1:~$ sudo useradd -G root user_me useradd: user 'user_me' already exists However, I can't cd to /root/testing from my user: user_me@host1:~$ cd ...
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How to deal with Upstart “terminated with status 1”?

I have a very simple script on Ubuntu 14.04 upstart (/etc/init/myscript.conf) description "Something" author "me" start on filesystem and started networking stop on shutdown respawn respawn limit 5 ...
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NTFS permissions set up in GPM overwrites current permissions

I'm trying to implement a policy in our current environment where NTFS permissions are added to the local drives. I've implemented this by editing the settings in Computer Configuration - Windows ...
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Share Permissions: Why can a group access a share, but not members of that group (Windows Server Environment)?

This is a Windows Server 2012 environment. Several 2012 DCs with just one 08. I have one primary share for everyone. Through "Advanced Sharing", the groups have full permission, including ...
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Giving multiple users access to a shared mailbox in Exchange 2010 not working like I want it to

So If I make a shared mailbox, right-click on it, and 'Manage Full-Access Permissions'. I click 'Add', and procede to search and add a user. I do this two or three more times with different users I ...
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IIS AppPools stop working when server joined to domain

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server that was configured with IIS, websites, and other supporting software while not connected to a domain. After the server was joined to a domain IIS AppPools crash when ...
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CentOS - make a user run a script on login and exit

Is there a way to lock down an account to when it logs in, it runs a specific command/script and then exits after the action is completed, while keeping it locked out of performing any additional ...
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Coldfusion Server with MS SQL 2008 R2 - Database permissions

I have a Coldfusion server with a lot of websites and an MS SQL Server 2008 R2 connected with the webserver. The issue is that all datasources are connected to SQL with the sa which is wrong. So I ...
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Server 2008 R2 permissions not working

First of all: i posted this yesterday but put in the wrong email so I can't access it again. I am configuring a 2008 R2 server for learning experience. The problem I'm having is the following: ...
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My folder permissions are not working

I am configuring a 2008 R2 server for learning experience. The problem I'm having is the following: Current situation: I created 5 Users, put the users in a global group and made the global group ...
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How can I identify and convert “DL Groups” applied to public folders that are not Security groups, but should be?

Public folders used to have regular old DL's as a way to secure public folders. Now they need to be security groups. How can I identify the security groups in use on a Public Folder, and convert ...
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How to (re)set permissions for a Service in Windows XP

I have a client XP machine that logs onto the network via dial-up connection. In the process of identifying and removing a worm on the client, the permissions for Remote Access Connection Manager got ...
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Windows services privilege separation

When looking at the non-Microsoft services on my computer, most of them are executed as the account SYSTEM. Is there a mechanism in Windows that prevents any service running as SYSTEM from ...
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linux mv command not working on server, works on local machine

I have a linux command that I need to execute like this mv "/var/www/html/website/files/1.pdf" "/var/www/html/website/files/complete/2015.pdf" the command works flawlessly on my local machine, and it ...
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Directory permissions for user account linux

I am setting up a shared folder between several users on a Amazon AMI (details at the bottom). I am trying to get the folder shared with one user in particular which isnt working. My idea was to ...
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Grep access on maillog for non root

I would like to grant a specific (regular) user grep access on my maillogs (/var/log/maillog*). I'm not prepared to change the log permissions, as they should remain root-only, so I think the ...
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Is there an Effective Permissions option for “Administrators” group on a Windows server?

A file or a folder in a Windows server has the option of Effective Permissions or Effective Access where you can provide an user or a group and it will check what kind of permissions this user has. ...