ACL stands for access control list. ACLs extend permissions on files beyond the traditional user-group-others triple.

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Access from multiple users to same directory but can't change directory group to a common one

I need to give full access to user1 and user2 to this directory: drwxr-xr-- 3 oracle dba 4096 feb 9 23:16 scripts I can't change directoy group because probably that group is needed for other ...
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How do I specify a relative change to ACL of current user/group?

I have a directory that already might have some subdirectory configured rwx for www-data, but I want to make a final pass and ensure www-data has a full read access on the full directory. All these ...
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Why do files created via Samba get different ACL (mask) permissions depending on the client OS?

I tested this on a clean install of Debian Jessie, but I also have this problem on other machines (ex: Ubuntu 12.04). In addition to the base install, I installed sudo, samba, and cifs-utils. Shared ...
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facl ignoring the “x” permission but only on files

When I use setfacl to manage on what permissions should the children files / directories have, for some reason the files have all the permissions except the execute ("x") one. ...
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Does “defaults” option include “acl” option in /etc/fstab?

I'm working with ACLs on CentOS 7 and noticed that the partition (/) where ACLs are applied is mounted with defaults options. As far as I know ACLs need that the acl option is enabled in the mount, ...
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how to restrict a user to access the file

I have created a file which resides inside my directory on a unix server. People have sudo privileges. How can I restrict them to read that file (even when they have sudo previleges) ?
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Precedence of user and group owner in file permissions

I just ran into something unexpected (for me) regarding file permissions on Linux (Arch Linux). Basically I have: userX in groupX fileX userX:groupX ---rwx---- What puzzles me: I cannot perform ...
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How to Backup and Compare File Permissions?

Is there a way you can setup a list of receipts of folders and directories of their correct default permissions that can be used as a backup to compare the correct permissions and be used to fix ...
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Why does default setfacl fail for nested directories?

I am using sftp with the internal-sftp for debian. What I'm trying to acomplish is to jail all users to a specific folder which is working fine. I also need to have a single user that has "admin" ...
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Are there more advanced filesystem ACLs beyond traditional 'rwx' and POSIX ACL?

Are there any simple and integrated (i.e. embedded into filesystem) ACL patches for Linux kernel exist at all? The problem is simple: I need something more flexible and advanced beyond classic 'rwx' ...
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When using linux acl mkdir and mkdir -p do different things

I have a directory bar: # file: bar/ # owner: root # group: root user::rwx user:little-jonny:rwx group::r-x mask::rwx other::r-x default:user::rwx default:user:little-jonny:rwx default:group::r-x ...
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Allowed group can't access a folder [closed]

I've a weird problem on my linux machine, I've multiple users, we can say u1, u2, u3... who all belong to a group G. I have a group folder in /home who belong to one of these user (we'll say u1), and ...
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apache httpd ACLs not working

What is the issue with the rule below <Directory /data/share/web/marketing/jacaranda> #AllowOverride All <Files "wp-login.php"> Order Deny,Allow Deny from all ...
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ACL group permission still not allowing write permissions

There's a file called '/etc/file.conf' on my filesystem. $ getfacl /etc/file.conf getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names # file: etc/file.conf # owner: root # group: root user::rw- ...
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How to determine if NFS mount is mounted as v3 or v4?

Red Hat 5/6 when I do mount it says type nfs, I would like to know how to determine version if it isn't listed in mount options or fstab. Please don't say remount it with the version option, I want ...
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How do I know ACLs are supported on my file system?

Is it enough to see getfacl giving no error, or do I have to check some other place to see whether or not ACLs are supported by the file systems?
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SFTP clients uploading files with too restrictive rights

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.4 server offering SFTP service in a front-end area. External clients have the ability to upload files. A back-end process (on another server) tracks uploaded ...
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OSX/Darwin ACL Format

In OS X, if you want to view the ACL information on a file, you can do so with the -e option of `ls. $ ls -lde app/cache drwxrwxr-x+ 7 alanstorm staff 238 Apr 1 10:02 app/cache 0: user:alanstorm ...
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ACLs and classic permissions

I'm trying to set up a git server on my FreeNAS server. The problem I have is with setting up the permissions for different users/groups just as I want. Basically I have two different groups: ...
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What is the effect of ACLs/umask on the permissions of the executable file generated by gcc?

I have been wondering how gcc determines the resulting file permissions of the executable file being generated. To gain some insight, I considered a minimalistic program test.c #include ...
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How to set ACL on a USB-device

I'm new to acl's so this is blackmagic to me. But what I have is a camera that I want to talk to. So I got a netbooted debian machine: ulf@term13:~(0)$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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How are permissions in linux implemented?

It is in my knowledge that Linux implements a DAC-based model for file access control, however I recently came across the fact that ACL's have to manually be enabled in Linux. My question is: How ...
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How do I set permissions recursively on a dir (with ACL enabled)?

For example, I want to give my colleagues write access to certain directory. Let's assume that subdirectories in it had access rights 775, files 664, and also there were some executable files in the ...
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Darwin acl_get_file vs acl_get_link_np

On Darwin, there are two related functions - acl_get_file, and acl_get_link_np, which both query ACL information for a file. The difference is that, a) acl_get_link_np won't follow symlinks and, b) ...
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ACL contradict chmod

I have installed opencart 1.5.6.1 on Digital ocean ubuntu14.04 I have used "demo" as username and login by tightvnc opencart requird "www-data" as owner and group: $ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data ...
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What versions of Darwin's libacl have the acl_get_file bug?

In some versions of Darwin's libacl, there's a bug in the acl_get_file function in which in spuriously returns null and sets errno to ENOENT when passed paths to valid files. There are a decent number ...
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How can I use ACL to give one user control over a directory and all its contents

Two users, Foo and Bar. Foo wants Bar to work on a project in Foo's home dir. [foo]$ mkdir project [foo]$ # Set defaults [foo]$ setfacl -m d:u::rwx,d:g::rwx,d:o::--- project [foo]$ # Set defaults ...
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exim4 on debian: why does this ACL work when testing with -bh but not in actual use?

I've got local_acl_check_data to reject the typical spammer tactic of using the same address as From: and To:, but since some less-spammy sources, such as Yahoo Groups, do this, I'm using a whitelist ...
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How do I grant write access to an API?

I'm trying to run the SOFA Matlab/Octave API version 1.0.1. Copyright 2013 Acoustics Research Institute. This API implements SOFA version 1.0. I've emailed them and they said "I need to grant write ...
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Allow owner to create & read files, but not modify or delete

I would like to give a user permissions to create and read files in a particular directory, but not to modify or delete files. If the user can append to files that is ok, but I'd rather not. This is ...
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Make all new files in a directory accessible to a group

Suppose I have two users A and B and a group G and a folder foo, both users are members of G (using linux and ext3). If I save as user A a file under foo, the permissions are: -rw-r--r-- A A. ...
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Is there a Linux deep diff tool that also compares file attributes?

Is there a Linux tool like diff that will recursively compare files and directories, but with the addition of also comparing: extended attributes, acl's, se contexts?
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directory permissions [closed]

I'm currently working on a PHP server explorer, and I have to determine if a directory is empty or not readable because of insufficient permission. My web application is running under the user ...
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Using ACLs over read only/remote filesystem

I would like to define local ACLs to be used over a remotely mounted filesystem. The filesystem is mounted via autofs and sshfs FUSE. The idea is that we could setup a jailed user on a jump server ...
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Using ACL Permissions without allowing other groups to access a directory?

0. Add user bkupusr to group extbk leeand00@hostname:/home/leeand00/$ sudo groupadd extbk leeand00@hostname:/home/leeand00/$ sudo usermod -G extbk bkupusr 1. Created directory structure: ...
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OpenLDAP - ACL control - Full access to user

I need to create a ACL that give to user a full write to rootdn. I tried that: access to * by dn="cn=replicator,o=rootdomain" write But I get the some message. error 50 "Insufficient ...
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Is it possible to change file permissions when copying

I have a directory with default ACL permissions that get copied to all files created in that directory, but only if they are created in that directory. Would it be possible to change the permissions ...
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How can I use setfacl to give no access to “other” users?

The command setfacl -dm g::rwx mydir sets permissions for groups to read-write-execute. I'd like to run a similar command such that other users (i.e. not the owner) have no access whatsoever, but ...
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Set sticky bit by default for new directories via ACL?

I want to set up a directory where all new files and directories have a certain access mask and also the directories have the sticky bit set (the t one, which restricts deletion of files inside those ...
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AWS Outbound ACL Rules impact on incoming ssh connections

I am making a bastion ssh server on CentOS 7 in an AWS EC2 instance. When I use the following rules in its ACL, I am able to connect to the server just fine: Inbound Rules Allow traffic on port 22 ...
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Execution bit not being set [duplicate]

I have just set up an EC2 instance to play around with and am testing file permissions; however, I notice that the execution bit is not being passed down to the lower level (read and write are, just ...
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ZFS ACL (NFS4 ACL)

I'm using Openindiana (Solaris 10) containers and I want to let users upload web content over sftp I'v managed to setup internal-sftp of openssh and lock user under web root. All the files under web ...
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ACL doesn't always get inherited

Solaris platform. why is it that "sometimes" a file copied into a directory that has a default ACL attribute does not inherit that ACL? Other times it does.
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Permission of any file folder set to read only on upload

I have inherited an old CMS system that I have just cleansed from a massive hack attack. I copied all the files and databases, scrapped the old server, cleansed the files via various means, cleansed ...
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Unix/Linux equivalent of Windows' Bypass Traverse Checking

Windows has a privilege called "Bypass Traverse Checking" (also known as SeChangeNotifyPrivilege). It allows the system to bypass ACL checks in parent objects so a user can [potentially] access a ...
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Can I use permissions or facls to limit the creation of files in a directory without limiting the creation of directories?

I have some directories with quite permissive permissions, which get cluttered up with files (scripts) created by lots of different users. I try to encourage people to create their own sub-directory ...
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Who can change ACL permissions?

I'm using ACL to control access to individual roots of webs for different instances of Apache and different groups of admins. I've got a Unix group admins-web22 for admins of a particular website and ...
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Dovecot ACL config for read-only user mail folders (CentOS 6)

I'm using Dovecot as an IMAP server. It's the latest version from source installed to /opt. Dovecot -n output: # 2.2.16: /opt/dovecot/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64 ...
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postfix some users can send mail to the (distribution lists) and other users not

How can I do the following things: Some users can send mail to the mailing list (distribution lists) and other users not. For example: the everyone@mycomp.com will be able to send e-mails only for ...
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File/dir permission conundrum

I support a dev server for WordPress sites. Server is using the Nginx/php-fpm stack. I'm struggling with setting up file and directory permissions so that www-data has read and write access while our ...