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Linux user cannot read or edit outside their home directory

I was wondering how to setup user accounts on linux where the user cannot read or edit outside their home directory. Thanks, Ben
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Create Windows user with LocalService permissions

Is it possible to create a user account in Windows 7 that has the same permissions as LocalService? I need this for debugging purposes: I am debugging windows services by running my service as ...
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How do you specify a User or Group for Client Remote Desktop Access?

Existing User in our domain can use RDC to take control over a Windows 7 workstation. When I create a user in Active Directory, an add them to Remote Desktop User, they cannot use RDC : The ...
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WDS - Access to network share via local user

When installing Windows 7 using WDS, a local user account is used during the set up after the main image of Win7 is installed. And I've got this application that lies on the network and not the ...
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Running a batch script as network services on windows

On linux I know you can run files under different users pretty easily but on Windows how do you do it? Do I have to log in under that user? Can I run it with the schedule system? I need to be able to ...
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“your users are out of order, click re-order to fix” - what exactly does this mean and why does it effect a programs ability to load?

"your users are out of order, click re-order to fix" - what exactly does this mean and why does it effect a programs ability to load? OS: Windows 7 64 bit ultimate edition What does it mean when ...
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Dropbox writes files owned by root on server [closed]

Basically, we have Dropbox running on a server to keep some files synced. It works nicely, except when Dropbox has to write the files itself. It keeps writing them as root, and my webserver cannot ...
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Give apache write access to DocumentRoot on dev server

I've got apache running on my mac workstation (OS X 10.7, with the pre-installed copy of apache), and our web applications require write access to certain sections of the filesystem to run (usually ...
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how to extract all permissions that a domain user have on the network

I would like to know all the permissions a windows domain user have in my network. Is there a way, with a script file or a tool, that can extract this kind of information by checking all the servers ...
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Limit which processes a user can restart with supervisor?

I have used supervisor to manage a Gunicorn process running a Django site, though this question could pertain to anything being managed by supervisor. Previously I was the only person managing and ...
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How to restrict user to a particular folder in CentOS 6?

I will need to create users so developers can log in and clone/pull/push changes/repositories from a github like platform. I've managed to add a user (using the root) to this CentOS machine; I now ...
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rm: cannot remove `/var/run/httpd/httpd.pid': Permission deniedLED]

I am unable to start the Apache server on linux I have tried : service httpd start and /etc/init.d/httpd start but both commands are showing :-- rm: cannot remove `/var/run/httpd/httpd.pid': ...
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FTP user without access to other folders

I'm a newbie with FTP/User permissions. I have a domain and a dedicated server. Lets say my domain is www.mysite.com All my files are inside httpd folder. I'd like to create a folder for a new user ...
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How do I allow users to have access to only a specific subset of folders on my Ubuntu server?

I need freelancers to be able to download and upload files to some of my websites on my Ubuntu server, but not all. How do I set it up so that each freelancer is a user who has access to only the ...
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domain user disabling screensaver

I have the following situation: Due to security reasons the screensaver is activated after 10 minutes, and immediately locks the screen. There are GPOs preventing the user from changing the ...
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Removing Apache per user directories

I am trying to access my localhost but I am getting a "Not Found" error. What I am trying to do is get to my Sites directory (/User/[username]/Sites). Right now I have the following commented: # ...
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Limit login on machines for users

Im wondering whats the best practice, we currently have a singel domain. And what we need is Guest accounts that should be able to logon course room and randndom work stations at time ( If they need ...
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User permissions added with set-acl do not get inherited to files and subfolders

I have written two PowerShell scripts. One asks the user for a foldername. It creates a folder with that name, gives the user full control, gives the administrators group full control and strips the ...
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How does mysql determine the hostname of its clients?

I'm trying to create a MySQL user which will only be allowed to connect to the MySQL database from a specific hostname. grant all on db_name.* to 'user_name'@'appserver-lan.mydomain.com' ...
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What permissions should I give these files? [closed]

I have some files that nobody needs read access to and apache needs read and write access to. Should I do chown nobody.apache file chmod 460 file or chown apache.nobody file chmod 640 file or ...
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Dovecot - different authentification mechanisms for different users

How can I make several groups of users and tune dovecot in a such way, that one group can use plain text auth (for example), second - APOP, third - MD5-CRYPT, etc? Thanks in advance.
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Adding existing user to existing group and providing permissions

can someone shed some light on this issue I've set up and installed vsftpd. Created a user ftp-user and created a home directory, so they can log in, and just have access to drop their files here. ...
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Most secure settings for user dedicated for SSH Tunnel

Due to security reasons, I have created a user on my remote VPS only to use it for SSH tunneling. My local PC goes in hands of many others which scares me because I need to leave that SSH session ...
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WebDAV user permissions on a per file basis

My team and I are building a webDAV server using Apache 2.2. We have run into an issue with user permissions. We have it currently set up so that user permissions work for folders on the server but ...
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Permissions for Scheduled Tasks on a Domain Controller

I'm trying to run a Scheduled Task on a 2008 R2 Domain Controller and all was well until I set it into the production environment. I'm running the task as a Domain User that's defined in the "Log on ...
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Lock down or limit user access on Windows Server 2000/2003?

I am looking for a way to severely restrict user account access on Windows servers. Is there a way to programmatically do this? I have found a few options like forcing a user to start in a program ...
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Why is my access being denied when I am an adminstrator on my Windows Server 2003 Installation?

I have recently been made an Administrator on our server (running Win Server 2003) and have been given all the same permissions and made part of the same groups as our other admin but when I try to ...
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How to export User Rights Assignments and import them on another machine

How would one export all of the user rights assignments from one Windows Server 2008 box and import them on another. Neither would be on a domain so this would just be local security policy.
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Limit user resources on dedicated server

Is there a WHM plugin mode or something like that which would limit the amount of resources a user on a dedicated server can use (CPU and RAM) or ideally something which gives certain users priority ...
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How is non admin domain user able to change Administrator for local computer?

On a Windows Server 2003 / XP LAN, non admin domain users are able to manage the users and groups of the local computer including changing the Administrator password and make themselves ...
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Prevent PHP from including files from other sites directories

Currently I am running nginx 1.0.11 and PHP-FPM. Each site has it's own user/group and has their home directory in /srv/www/.... I have the PHP-FPM pools set to run as the sites' user and group on ...
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How to give permission to an account to reboot server?

I use centOS 5.7 and I need an account I have on the server to be able to reboot the server. How do I do this? Should I maybe be worried about security issues with this? The reason I need it...I ...
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How to chown when a user name contains a dash?

A user and group contains a dash: abc-def. When I try to use chown I get an error: chown abc-def.abc-def * -R chown: invalid user: `abc-def.abc-def' the user is valid and it should work... how can ...
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Permissions of httpd apache2 and running certain php commands

I ran some recursive linux command that changed the permissions to all my website files.. all files are now like -rwxrwxrwx and all dictionaries are. drwxrwxrwx I don't know if that has anything to ...
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Setting up a limited user account on Windows Server

I'd like to create a user account on a Windows Server which can read whatever bits of C:\ it needs to be able to execute programs, but have no read access to D:\ except for D:\Special. It seems that ...
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Win2008: SC SDSET - how to grant a specific local user rights to stop and start a specific local service?

Where is a useful reference for the sdset command? I can read and read, and I have yet to find a straightforward list of steps to say: Service: App User: Joe Grant Joe start/stop/restart to App ...
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Service generated content interaction with PHP

I have a daemonized service that generates content at /usr/share/service/content I need this content to be accessible from PHP. The service runs under a user named _service which belongs to the same ...
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How can I have all my SFTP users created files be in a certain group?

The problem is, they're all creating files for the website and I always have to change the group to www-data so they have permission to it. I can run a cron job, but that seems like a ghetto fix. The ...
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How can I know which are my rights [closed]

On a fedora server, I have access to the cli. On that server I have a webapp which generates some pdf files using a php library through some ajax request. The problem is that one of the apache ...
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Debian + Nginx + Unicorn Rails 3 project permissions

Is there a security risk in running a web server like Unicorn as root? The Nginx master process runs as root, the Nginx worker runs as the limited www-data user, but I can't set another user like ...
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Executing a command as a nologin user

I've recently set up my server so that my suPHP 'virtual' users can't be logged into by using this article My issue now is that before when I ran a rake command for my Ruby on Rails application ...
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Group Policy Design and Delegation

Background: We have an Active Directory environment that is in production and we continue to move more machines and servers into it. We do not have direct access to the user objects to move them ...
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How do I grant the privilege to add users to a specific Active Directory group?

I want give a user privileges to add users to a specific Active Directory group in my domain. How can I do this?
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Root user on Ubuntu 11.10 AMI?

I am new to linux, so this may be a very simple question. I have created a modified ami using the ubuntu 11.10 as a starting point. All of the tutorials I have found say that to save an instance you ...
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running command with sudo gives different result

I'm connected with root via ssh on a debian squeeze server. If I execute the command: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -w 1:1 -c 1:1 -a '/usr/local/freeswitch/bin/freeswitch' I get the result: ...
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Apache2 - How to setup the directory permissions of website folder?

I'm using a CentOS for serving PHP webpages. I have various websites inside "/svr/www"... My problem is that I created folders like: /svr/www/website1.com /svr/www/website2.com And this folders ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1: how to create a new user with root permissions

In ESXi 4.1, I have SSH access enabled and a user jdoe, who is able to connect to the system via ssh. ~ $ less /etc/passwd | grep jdoe jdoe:x:3:0:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/bin/ash The user jdoe has all ...
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Multiple access level modes for accounts on linux servers

When currently working on a linux server (I sysadmin 2) I have the 3 following use-cases: End-user use (e.g. personal or normal project groups) User problem solving and low-risk changes (e.g. Apache ...
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What's the best way to allow read/write/modify rights and block delete rights on Win SBS 2003?

I'm looking for a way to prevent accidental deletion of folders and files on a Windows SBS 2003 box. The scenario is a DATA folder that all users currently have all rights except for "Full Control", ...
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Make a program un-uninstallable by Local Admin

I have a system monitoring tool/service, that runs on individual desktops in the network. On the network each user is Local Admin. I would like to make it so that only Domain Admin can uninstall this ...