2

I'm running LAMP on Ubuntu 8.04. Apache's username and group are www-data. I put my connection details and AES key in a file in a directory that's not web served. I chown-ed the files to www-data:www-data and set the permissions to 700. Still, the script that require()s these files will only run if I chmod the files to 755. What am I missing?

migrated from stackoverflow.com Mar 21 '10 at 14:55

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

  • 1
    belongs to server fault. – Omry Mar 21 '10 at 14:26
1

Apache on ubuntu runs as root, they only use www-data to read, for several reasons, Yes it should be 755 if the key-file were outside the apache docroot.(default /var/www)

0

Double-check what user Apache is running as, it may not be www-data.

ps aufx | grep httpd

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.