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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Is a reboot required to refresh permissions after adding a user to a new group?

On ubuntu server, I've noticed more than once now that after adding a user to a group that user doesn't have group permissions until I reboot the system. For example: User 'hudson' needs permission ...
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Permission denied but group permissions look good on redhat

I have a user ftpadmin: -bash-3.2$ id ftpadmin uid=10001(ftpadmin) gid=2525(fsg) groups=2525(fsg),10005(git) The important group to note is "git" Then I have my git repository: ls -al drwxrwxr-x ...
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Why isnt this sudoer command run as root?

I want to give PHP access to a very specific script using a configuration under /etc/sudoers.d. So I did the following: visudo -f /etc/sudoers.d/99-php And entered this sudo rule: www-data ALL = ...
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How do I share a Git repository with multiple users on a machine?

I have a Git repository on a staging server which multiple developers need to be able to pull to. git-init seems to have a flag very close to what I'm looking for: --shared, except I'd like multiple ...
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How to fix sudo file on EC2

I managed to save my sudoers file with a syntax error so now I can't do sudo -i any more on my EC2 instance. This effectively locks me out of root account since the only way to get root access on EC2 ...
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To use linux as AD Server do I have to change unix permissions (chmod)?

I didn't see a clear explanation about changing folders/files permission on server side when using Linux as an Active Directory Domain Controller (ADDC), but I have problems all the time with ...
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php fopen error (failed to open stream: Permission denied)

I have a php script on a Windows Server 2008 box (IIS 7) that is run periodically to download a remote XML file and store it on the server. This script (which previously used to run successfully), is ...
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User's AD account deleted then recreated, now cannot access TFS

I have a user who a couple months ago had access to our Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 instance (he was able to access queries, work items, backlogs etc via the web interface). Recently, we needed ...
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CentOS 5.4 NFS v4 client file permissions differ from original files & NFS Share file contents

Having a strange problem with NFS share and file permissions on the 1 out of the 2 NFS clients, web1 has file permissions issues but web2 is fine. web1 and web2 are load balanced web servers. So ...
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Access Denied when using Copy to LPT port

I print some data to a connected printed via the dos COPY command. It works great when the printer is set to "spool" but when using "print directly to printer" windows returns an access denied error. ...
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Linux- Permission denied?

I'm installing Neo4j server as a linux service, but when I install it, I get the following message: /sbin/insserv: Permission denied What is this? What should I do? I'm running everything with ...
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How to login to a server as a mysql user in order to stop the mysql server?

I have a linux server instance hosted by RunAbove where I log in as an 'admin' user using an ssh key. I need to change the mysql root password on the server manually. I'm following directions given ...
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IIS 6.0 FTP Folder Permissions

I have a IIS FTP website setup like this \ftp\users\domain\public\public Software that runs on clients computers logs into the FTP server by specifying domain\public and moving to public, it then ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 hangs when Editing folder permissions

Background: The server in question is a member of a domain. This is a brand new server, freshly installed. I can log into this server using any domain user (which tells me that on some level it is ...
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WMI permissions: Select CommandLine, ProcessId FROM Win32_Process returns no data for CommandLine

I am gathering performance data via WMI and would like to avoid having to use an account in the Administrators group for this purpose. The target machine is running Windows Server 2003 with the latest ...
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User with grant permissions cannot grant permissions for new user with and new database

I am using: mysql 5.5.43-0 on ubuntu 14.04.1 I try to create a new admin-user (admin) who is allowed to do the following things: a creating new users (dbuser1) with password - (permission "create ...
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CentOS 6.6, Limits of user-specific environment

So I'll add context, but my BLUF is this: In an organization that actively prefers "old, known, stable" (CentOS 6.6, highly curated Repo, etc...) to "modern, efficient, effective", but allows me ...
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Security risk in using one user for all shared hosting clients?

I have currently setup my CentOS 6.6 VPS for clients who host websites on my server. They have FTP access using a virtual user (with vsftpd as the real user) that is chrooted to their www folder. ...
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Find minimal policies in AWS that user needs

I try to use AWS EC2. There is a command $ aws ec2 describe-instances That answers: A client error (UnauthorizedOperation) occurred when calling the DescribeInstances operation: You are not ...
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Apache Module blocking access to FTP [closed]

EDIT: previous server admin changed all sites to use Apache Module. Now the sites only run on apache:apache Problem is, now the client can't access their files in Filezilla, since originally the user ...
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BIND session key

When I restart or start my BIND DNS server, I'm getting the following in the /var/log/messages log file. Jan 26 07:50:30 dev named[306]: could not create /jail/bind-9.9.4-P2/var/run/named/session.key ...
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Permission denied (failed to create pid) when starting SphinxSearch [closed]

When I try to start the SphinxSearch service like this /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start or this sudo /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start I get the following error Starting sphinxsearch: Sphinx ...
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File permission mask/mode settings for Samba on FreeNAS?

I'm currently working on the Samba settings on a FreeNAS server. When any user creates a file or a folder on the server I want the file or folder to get the following RWX permissions: Folders: ...
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nginx failed (13: Permission denied) uwsgi (502 bad gateway)

I am having trouble running my application on a new DigitalOcean droplet. The machine runs CentOS 6.5 My /etc/nginx/nginx.conf user nginx www-data; worker_processes 1; error_log ...
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DFS-R NTFS Permissions Not Working?

I have two Windows 2008 Standard servers running DFSR okay. I can create a file on one server and it is replicated to the other okay, etc. I have the namespace shared folder on each server shared ...
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How to fix Error: mkdir(): Permission denied when running composer

I have a ec2 image and get the following error when trying to create a new laravel project. [ErrorException] mkdir(): Permission denied Here is the command: composer create-project ...
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Mounted NFS directory not writable by Apache / PHP

Need some help here with NFS. Here's what I have (all servers running CentOS 5.6 with SELinux): 172.17.20.1 - Primary server with static IP. Varnish redirects requests to the web servers. 172.17.20.2 ...
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Why does sudo command take long to execute?

I've been picking up Linux (Fedora 10, then 11) over the past few months (and enjoying it immensely-- it's like discovering computers all over again, so many things to learn). I've added my user to ...
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What permissions do I need to run SQL*Loader?

What permissions does a database user need to be able to run oracle's sql loader? For instance, since sql loader will disable indexes and triggers, does it need ALTER permissions for those items? ...
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Access Denied on LAN IIS Access via Integrated Authentication

I have an IIS 7.5 (Win2k8R2) Webserver, which publishes an UNC Share (on a Fileserver) with restricted access. The AppPool Identity is a Domain User-Account with read access to mentioned UNC path. ...
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How do I grant start/stop/restart permissions on a service to an arbitrary user or group on a non-domain-member server?

We have a suite of Windows Services running on our servers which perform a bunch of automated tasks independently of one another, with the exception of one service which looks after the other ...
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Logstash not reading logs unless world-readable

I recently set up Logstash with Kibana and Elasticsearch, but am having a problem whereby it's not reading logs unless the directory permissions are world read/execute (and the files at least world ...
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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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Unable to set AJXP_DATA_PATH variable for Pydio in CentOS

I'm trying to launch Pydio on my CentOS 7 server with Nginx. I get to a point where everything is working, I mean I get a Pydio Error, it is generated by Pydio. Impossible write into the ...
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User accidentally messed up a Robocopy command and caused a bunch of folders to get created with corrupt security

We had a user run a robocopy command to copy some files but unfortunately the user accidentally messed up the syntax. Something like: robocopy "\\server1\share\Accounting" ...
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How do I enable Get-MailboxFolder to work against other mailboxes?

Get-MailboxFolder by default seems to only work on one mailbox, that of the logged in user. I'm trying to leverage the Identity parameter of the cmdlet to connect to other mailboxes. I discovered ...
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Enabling `mod_rewrite` apache, permissions issues

In attempting to enable mod_rewrite on the Apache2 web server installed with Mac OSX 10.7.4. Following these instruction, ultimately using the configuration to host CakePHP applications, I run into ...
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FTP with linux permissions not being set

I run a dedicated server with clients. I then accessed one client's account and created a folder. Let's call it TEST. I check permissions via the FTP client, and they check out to be ok (which is ...
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Is this the Right Way to Perserve Owners, Permissions and Attributes when copying files with robocopy?

Note: This example is making a copy of an existing directory to an non-existing prior to copying directory. Note: When my scheduled tasks were giving me an error, this is how I went about ...
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Setting NTFS permissions to Write, but not Read [migrated]

For our Benefits Open Enrollment period, we want to setup a file share/mapped drive where a specific user account (autologon to locked down laptops for this specific purpose) can save a PDF of their ...
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Root cron job can't read file from /root/

I've got a cron job in root's crontab defined like this: 0 1 * * * /usr/local/bin/tarsnap-backup-script > /tmp/tarsnapcron.txt 2> /tmp/tarsnapcron.err The script is a python script that ...
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FOG Server NFS Issue

I am having an issue with the Free Open Ghost server. I set it up on Ubuntu server, and have Ubuntu mounting an SMB share to it's /images directory (my server has a small internal boot disk). Fog's ...
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Setup Acount Permissions with MSMQ and Windows Service

I'm a developer needing some guidance on setting up proper accounts/permissions for the following so bear with me please. I am creating a private MS Queue and installing a windows service on a Win ...
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No write permission for Wordpress under Nginx in CentOS 7

I have a CentOS 7 machine with Nginx running and the user is "nginx" (tghe default one in CentOS). I've installed Wordpress, which is working perfectly, and I've give wrtite permissions for nginx user ...
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How to grant and revoke rights to tables using phpMyAdmin

Is phpMyAdmin capable of granting rights (permissions) on certain tables to users or roles? When I look at the page of a database table there is no "rights" tab. I have only found a place where I ...
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Server - run programs under specific user with restrictions to write only into one directory [closed]

i'm a web developer and i need to run some third-party programs on my server. Since these programs are third-party and i'm not always 100% sure of their reliability, i would run these programs with ...
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Set group permission on folder

I have a folder with lots of subfolders D:\Data\Subfolder1 D:\Data\Subfolder2 D:\Data\Subfolder3 D:\Data\Subfolder4 D:\Data\Subfolder5 ... I need to create three active directory groups ...
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Active Directory Users Delegated Permissions

This is probably a dumb question, but how does the delegated user access ad to make these changes? I have set this up but a user cannot launch the active directory users and groups tool. Only admins ...
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I removed all permissions on C:\ Server 2012 R2 Core

Really stupid move, I know this. I was granting permissions to one of our users on the C: directory of on of our servercore machines. I used icacls /grant :r and removed all the permissions to the ...
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SQL Server NETWORK SERVICE account permissions

My SQL Server Windows service is set to use the NETWORK SERVICE account. The server is installed to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL. However looking at the ...