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

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Ideal permissions scheme for multiple Apache/PHP sites

I'm hosting multiple sites from one server where each site has it's own user and www directory in their home dir. Currently our web server runs as user nobody(99). We're noticing that to run several ...
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Recalculate Windows inherited ACLs for hardlinks

How do I get Windows to recalculate the inherited permissions of a file? A tool (Mercurial) created multiple NTFS hardlinks to the same file from different directories. I can see them using fsutil ...
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Prevent user interactive logon to domain computers

I currently have a user DOMAINJOINER (located in the WIN7Support OU) which I use to deploy Windows 7 machines. This user can Create and Delete Computer Objects in the WIN7Computers OU, that's about it ...
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Proper permissions setup for www-data to access /mnt

I'm running a simple LAN only LAMP server, running Debian 7.2. I need to mount a CIFS network share, and I need to have a PHP script write directly to that network share. What is the most common ...
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How to mount encrypted volume at login (Ubuntu 12.04, pam_mount)

I'm trying to get pam_mount working on Ubuntu 12.04. I have /dev/sda1 (encrypted partition) with /dev/dm-1 (ext4 formatted) inside it. Should ~/.pam_mount.conf.xml be trying to mount /dev/sda1 or ...
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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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create file with sudo but have ownership as current user [on hold]

I am on centos 6.5. I have a limited user. I gave the user some specific rights via sudoers. Lets say its user1. I want user1 to create a file in a directory where he has ownership. Therefore I run ...
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Allow users to delete non-owned meetings in Rooms

I have an AD universal group called Kanata_CF_Nunavut_Admins which i have assigned Editor rights to a Rooms calendar in Exchange 2010. Members of that group should be allowed to cancel other peoples ...
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PhpMyAdmin::403 error - don't have permission to enter localhost/phpmyadmin/ on Apache2, Fedora 13

I am running an apache 2.17 at a Fedora 13. I did install phpmyadmin from the repos (via yum). It is installed in /usr/share/phpMyAdmin. I did make a symlink from my document root to the ...
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NTFS Folder has no owner, no permissions, can't be deleted

I have a folder a 2003 member server which can't be deleted. Nothing has any permissions (domain admin and running up a cmd prompt as "nt authority\system" using psexec) - always "access denied". ...
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IIS7 folder permissions

I build a basic WCF service that I now want to host in IIS7 under Windows Server 2008 R2. I added the service as an application under the default web site but whenever i try to run the application I ...
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Which permissions/rights does a user need to have WMI access on remote machines?

I'm writing a monitoring service that uses WMI to get information from remote machines. Having local admin rights on all these machines is not possible for political reasons. Is this possible? What ...
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git private server error: “Permission denied (publickey).”

I followed the instructions here in order to set up a private git server on my Amazon EC2 instance. However, I am having problems when trying to SSH into the git account. Specifically, I get the error ...
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You don't have permission to access / on this server - changing default www to NTFS drive

i have been struggling for a couple of days about this problem. I am trying to change the default www directory for Apache/2.4.6 (Ubuntu) web-server under LinuxMint16 and making it point to a NTFS ...
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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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How Do I Restrict Repository Access via WebSVN?

I have multiple subversion repositories which are served up through Apache 2.2 and WebDAV. They are all located in a central place, and I used this debian-administration.org article as the basis (I ...
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Default File Permissions (Passenger, Rails, Ubuntu Server)

I've deployed a Rails application that is using page caching and is run via Passenger on Ubuntu Server. Rails caching simply uses Ruby's File.open to write the cached files. Unfortunately these files ...
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How to add an SSH user to my Ubuntu 12 server to upload PHP files [on hold]

I have an Ubuntu 12 VPS and wanted to create a user account to upload and download my PHP code. So when logged in as root I created a user "chris" and then created a directory /var/www/chris I want ...
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Why can't I install modules via NPM unless I'm root?

I'm using the latest version of stable node.js (0.8.19) $cd ~/downloads/node $./configure $make $sudo make install Doing this installed node.js Now, when I go to: $cd ~/myproject/node_modules ...
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Problems setting Hyper-V permissions

I am using a Windows 2012 Hyper-V server to host some test PCs. Our support personnel should be able to take snapshots of these machines and roll a test machine back to a specific snapshot, but they ...
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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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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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MySQL permission errors

It seems that on a Ubuntu 14.04 machine the user mysql cannot access anything. It is not writing logs nor reading files. Witness: - bruno():mysql$ cat /etc/passwd | grep mysql mysql:x:116:127:MySQL ...
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Excel cannot access the file with IIS7&Windows Serer 2008 R2(64bit)

I have a web project in .NET 4 that needs to access an Excel file, but it ends up with the following error message: Error occured during file generation.Microsoft Excel cannot access the file ...
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Ubuntu Server running Plesk subversion command only accessible to root user

I have a VPS through myhosting.com the VPS is running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with Plesk 12.x when I log into my VPS with the root user and do svn help I get the standard reply telling me the basics of the ...
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Ubuntu Jaunty + sendmail + PHP + mail() Premission Errors

I'm having issues trying to get PHP's mail function to work on my Ubuntu 9.04 VPS with sendmail and Apache (and other less relevant stuff, of course). From PHP I receive no error, save a return value ...
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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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vsftpd - PAM - MySQL and pam_mkhomedir to create directories

I've been successfully using vsftpd with virtual users connecting with PAM to my mysql DB. Now I'd like to automate creation of user directories with successful vsftpd connection. Here is ...
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Nagios 403 forbidden, indexes?

I installed nagios under freebsd 9, but can't figure out the right way for it to be public in the browser (from other pc's). I think that the problem is in the indexes or that there is no index file ...
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Percona startup fails: mysql can't access directory for file creation

I found a few questions and suggestions for similiar problem, unfortunately nothing seems to work for me, so please excuse me if this is double (and point to right source)... Server is Fedora Beefy ...
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Is there a way to set access to WMI using GroupPolicy?

From various documentation it appears that to change WMI access you need to use WMI to access the running service and modify specific parts of the tree. Its kind of annoying changing 150,000 hosts ...
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Sharing www folder breaks IIS sites

I would like to share my www folder on my local machine with others in my office but when I do this and try navigate back to my localhost sites, I get the error HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized. Now I ...
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built in “Offer Remote Assistance” not working because of permissions

I'm trying to enable permissions for a user on a Windows7 machine to use the built in feature called "Offer Remote Assistance" or "Windows Remote Assistance". This feature works fine if the user is ...
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Write access to EVERYONE works, IUSR, IIS_IUSRS, DefaultAppPool does not work. why?

Ok. Here we are trying to set up a Classic ASP website at IIS 7.5 in Windows Server 2008 R2. There is a folder named dbc under the website's root and it has a file which is used to read and write ...
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Why is “chmod -R 777 /” destructive?

This is a Canonical Question about File Permission and Why 777 is "destructive". I'm not asking how to fix this problem, as there are a ton of references of that already on Server Fault ...
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crontab listing or editing results in fopen: permission denied

Recently, a job configured to run from a user's crontab stopped executing. When attempting to list or edit the crontab for the user, the result is: user@host:~$ crontab -l crontabs/user/: fopen: ...
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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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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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Allow a user to access a single Git repository

Consider a server that hosts several Git repositories: $ ls -l /opt/git/ drwxrwxr-x 7 ubuntu root 4096 Jan 2 2014 george.git drwxrwxr-x 7 ubuntu root 4096 Dec 29 2013 john.git drwxrwsr-x 7 ...
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MySQL root problems (access denied for root user)

I've having some very weird issues with my MySQL (5.5) root user. I'm trying to allow an external host to access the root user, but it seems as though my root@localhost does not have "GRANT OPTION" to ...
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Mac creating files w/ wrong perms on samba share

In my group, which is very heterogeneous in terms of machines, we use a samba share to collaborate on files and such. In all but one case, it works as expected (or at least close enough). The one ...
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User http does not have write permissions directory?

I have a bit of an odd set up, I think. I have groups for each domain my server hosts, and I add the user http to each domain group along with the users that should have access to the groups' domains. ...
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AD/LDAP: User accounts lost “Change password” permission for SELF

Seemingly random user objects in our 2003 Native Active Directory lost the non-inherited "SELF" and "Everyone" entries that grant "Change password." This has resulted in random people not being able ...
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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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Why does Windows Installer check the volume information of a shared drive when installing a file within the shared drive?

I'm running into an issue where one of my users is having trouble installing a Windows Installer file. The file is located on a shared drive that the user doesn't have complete access to, but the user ...
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One user cannot access website from anywhere in the network

This is really weird but here goes: I have a domain user who just recently is unable to access a particular website on our intranet no matter what computer he logs on from. He can access other ...
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GRANT SELECT to all tables in postgresql

Is there a one-liner that grants the SELECT permissions to a new user postgresql? Something that would implement the following pseudo-code: GRANT SELECT ON TABLE * TO my_new_user;
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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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How can I delegate “Attributes 1-15” in Exchange / AD?

The following attributes are present on an Exchange user, and this is what my colleague sees: (notice the locks) How can I properly delegate Read access (or Read write if it must be) to these ...
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configure apache/webdav readonly for user x, read/write for user y

I'm using Apache 2.2 on RHEL 6.x. I can get webdav setup as readonly for user x or readwrite for user x but can't figure out how to make it read only for user x and read/write for user y. I just have ...