Security :: Setup File Permissions For Multiple Groups/users That Use Windows?

Nov 2, 2010

I have a remote directory shared over NFS called tech with perms set as 0750 and owner set to root:tech. I have 2 groups: tech, and techAdmin. tech can read and execute within tech/. techAdmin can read, write, execute. I have 4 users: user1, user2, user3, user4. user1 and user2 is a member of techAdmin, user3 and user4 are members of tech. simple so far...but wait here's the problem. If user1 creates a file inside tech, user2 cant read or modify it because user1 owns it. Here's a few sites that reference this problem:


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Red Hat / Fedora :: Users In Multiple Groups And File Permissions?

Feb 12, 2009

this directory has permissions 750 and is owned by user1 and group user1 I have an admin user that is primarily a part of group admin, but also a part of group user1 what would stop admin from having read and execute permissions on this directory? I'm running clamav and have a clamd daemon running as user admin (I could run it as any user, and I may make a special user later, but I don't want to run it as user1, user2, etc).

I have 2 (technically lots more, but let's just say 2 for now) users, user1 and user2 that have home directories /home/user1 and /home/user2. each is owned and group owned by user1:user1 and user2:user2 respectively with permissions of 750. my admin user is part of groups admin, user1, and user2 I need this to be able to scan my user's directories using the command (is this correct?):

clamdscan --move=/files/quarantine/ --config-file=/etc/clamd.d/adm.conf /home/user1/file

doing this gives the error:

/home/user1/file: lstat() failed. ERROR

If I change the directory permissions to 755, it works fine.Or if I leave the permissions 750 and change the directory group ownership to admin, it works fine. So, why would this be? Obviously it is a permissions issue, but why is it not reading admin as part of the user1 group and allowing the same permissions as it does when making the directory group-owned by admin?

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Debian :: Users / Groups Setup And Permissions

Jul 13, 2010

I am used to setting up users and groups on my daughters computers with Ubuntu installed.
user: magz (daughter)
user: nigel (me)
group: nima

We each have our own folder for files i.e. magz and nige. This has always worked well and it didn't matter which user is logged in we could create and access files in the other users folder with full permissions.
root@nbsq: /media/2xfi/files# ls -l
total 8
drwxrwxr-x 9 nigel nima 4096 Jul 13 09:45 magz
drwxrwxr-x 3 nigel nima 4096 Jul 13 09:45 nige

I have finally got around to getting her to try Debian which I always use, however I have never had to set up users, groups etc in Debian (squeeze) so I just did what I'm used to with Ubuntu. What I've found is that if I create a folder while I am logged in then that folder cannot be accessed by my daughter when she is logged in and the same applies if she creates a folder then I cannot access it when I am logged in, unless of course I use terminal to change the owners. In each case with the new folder the owner will be: root and the group will be: root. I would have thought what works for Ubuntu would work for Debian, however there must be differences.

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Security :: Set Permissions For Multiple Groups To Have Different Levels Of Access To One Group Of Files?

Feb 5, 2010

I am setting up a samba server to operate in a windows AD domain. I want to set permissions for multiple groups to have different levels of access to one group of files, and it looks to me like unix permissions will not do that? I always hear about how robust linux is, and it seems to me that their file permissions model is WEAK compared to microsoft's?

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Server :: File Access Permissions - Working With Groups And Users?

Sep 15, 2009

Having set up many windows servers with complex permissions on shared folders, I now have to do the same in Linux (and I'm such a noob to Linux) I understand that each file/folder is assigned a user + group, and that the rights can be set for the user, the group and global (aka everybody else) My challenge is this, inside my shared folder there is a folder that should be RW to some users, READ ONLY to others, and not accessible at all to the rest of the users. (lets call the folder MyFolder ) All 3 groups have more than 1 user, so they have to be groups (right?) How would this model work in Linux ? If there is no other way, I guess I can nest the MyFolder in a folder that has permissions to allow all users that may access MyFolder, and block the rest, then on MyFolder, set owner group the RW users, and set global to READ ONLY.

Ps : The server I'm setting up runs Debian Lenny, files will be accessed from windows workstations using samba.

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General :: Samba File Permissions For Multiple Groups In The Same General Path?

Nov 4, 2009

I'm using my Linux (SLES 10) server as a File Server at this point. I need to set File Permissions to nested folders differently to different groups. For example:

homesharedengineering* should be read only for groupA
homesharedengineeringadmin should be read & write for groupB Plus read only for groupA
homesharedengineeringautocad should be read & write for groupC Plus read only for groupA

I've been using Webmin and Putty to set permissions but Putty only allows me the Default Group, it won't allow me to set several groups on the same directory. Webmin seems to allow me to add multiple groups (Webmin --> Others --> File Manager --> Info & ACL tab will provide extended abilities) but when I add multiple groups, they don't seem to take effect? I'm wondering if my setup at the 'Share' level or at the hierarchy of my folder structure (unix based) needs to be set specifically?

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Security :: Setting Permissions On Different Groups?

Nov 26, 2010

We are a school and we share a samba folder with students and teacher groups. What we are trying to do is:

- Give students group users the permissions to rwx own files in folder

- Students must not be able to do anything with others files. I mean nothing so, at most, they could see the files in folder but not read it.

- Teachers can do anything with files in folder

As you can imagine, the idea is that students deliver their exams in that folder without the ability to read/copy the other students files. With sticky bit we can restrict students permissions to their own files, that is ok, but how to restrict all the permissions on other students files without restricting student access to that folder?

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General :: How To Setup LDAP Auth Of Users / Groups On Debian 5.0?

Aug 7, 2010

I would like to ask:How do I setup LDAP auth of users/groups on Debian 5.0?Is it using LDAP Migration tools? Can be done differently? Using different tool? Some nice tootorial?Some up to date book for LDAP or I need to dig in'm learning by book which is a lil bit older so Im bit confused.

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General :: CGI Script - Groups And File Permissions

Jun 6, 2011

I am having problems with groups and file permissions. I have a file owned by myself

-rw-rw-r-- 1 diblemar users 2.1K Jun 3 06:02 /cluster/shared/Injects/1404_1405_1000033606_79964.return.xml

I want to modify the file using a cgi script running on an apache server (on the same machine). Both diblemar and apache are in the same group.


However, I receive a file permissions error when I try to modify the file. I assumed that with the permission settings above apache would be able to modify a file owned by someone else in the apache group.

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Ubuntu Security :: When Try To Edit Password Via System>Administration>Users And Groups, It Doesn't Work?

Jan 2, 2010

I recently was able to network 2 computers at home and I wanted to make my password more secure. When I try to edit my password via System>Administration>Users and Groups, it doesn't workI am able to edit my user settings. When I change my password I enter my old one and it accepts my new one. Problem is when I try to install programs, login and do other things it only accepts my old password. How can I change my password?

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General :: File / Folder Permissions And Groups On Linux With Apache?

Jun 26, 2010

I'm trying to learn about permissions on linux webserver with apache.Some clues to the system: The server I have to play around with is Fedora based. Apache runs as apache:apache. To allow for e.g. php to write to a file the file needs to be chmod 777. 755 is not sufficiant.What I'm wondering is basically how set up permissions like they should be on e.g. a "shared web host".My main problem is that if I set a permission so that one user cannot access anothers home folder, then apache can't read from the public_html folder either.

To keep the users out I need to set chmod 700. But to let apache to read I need to have at least execute on world,so a 701 basically works, but won't let some users in.So I'm really stuck on what to do. Have been concidering adding the apache user to the frous grours
below to avoid having to add the world execute flag, but is that a bad thing? Should it be the other way around, the users in the groups below should also be in the apache group?I was aiming at having 4 groups:

1. webapp: same as dev_int, but is the only one that can go inside the webapp/live folder to e.g. do an update from the repo.

2. dev_int: can read,write and execute everything in the "web root", including the two below, but nothing outside of the web root

3. dev_ext: can read write and execute in all client folders, but cannot access anything outside of the webapp root

4. clientsBasic ftp accounts. Has a home folder with a public_html, but cannot access any other home folders

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Security :: Debian Shows File Permissions Change When Copied To A Windows Partition?

Dec 10, 2010

Some time back using this computer a SucKit rootkit was found. Having dd urandomed the drive, flattened CMOS battery, flashed BIOS, run Knoppix live CD 6.1,using no flat pack battery (laptop), and memtested the RAM, I am still having problems with what I suspect is a javascript file that tries to reload the rootkit from? firmware. I suspect the firmware as everything else should have eradicated it??

Also it or a hacker via a backdoor then corrupts the drivers so devices malfunction. Windows security programs and rootkit detectors don't seem to pick it up. Fresh install of Windows or linux after the above still show this problem, though internet not used. The person who admitted rootkitting this machine is capable of writing java programs or using javascripts to do all this.

When viewed using Ubuntu 8.4 files and dates on a Windows partition appear normal both in file manager and terminal. However booting using Knoppix CD these files are all green, and I cannot change their permissions, even as root. ie: everything is green including text files etc. If I copy them to a linux partition, I can change their permissions and make them nonexecutable and nonwritable. Also on the Windows FAT32 partition the . directory has the date 1 Jan 1970.

If I disable any green files, I can shutdown and reboot cleanly. If I don't I start having problems shutting down [/usr/sbin/init ?] And always these follow a pattern:

Can't remember details as I have now corralled the beast but error messages relating to:


are the start of these.

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General :: Make A File Editable By Two Different Users In Different Groups?

May 11, 2010

I have a folder at /home/www/, and the owner is www, which is part of the www-group. I have another user, john, part of the john group. How can I chown /home/www/ to make it writable by both www and john?

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General :: Give Write Permissions To Multiple Users On A Folder In Ubuntu?

May 9, 2011

There is a folder that is owned by user tomcat6: drwxr-xr-x 2 tomcat6 tomcat6 69632 2011-05-06 03:43 document. I want to allow another user (ruser) write permissions on document folder. The two users (tomcat6 and ruser) does not belong to same group. I have tried using setfacl: sudo setfacl -m u:ruser:rwx document

but this gives me setfacl: document: Operation not supported error.

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Security :: Having Multiple Users For One Session?

Oct 12, 2010

is that possible to have multiple users for one linux session? and how can i do that ? it's possible to creat virtual users for a session ?

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Ubuntu Security :: Setting Up Keys For Ssh For Multiple Users?

Jan 30, 2011

Ubuntu 10.10 Server is loaded. Openssh has been loaded.

I have multiple users which need access to server via ssh.

My impression from reading about ssh is that a key needs generated for each person. Thus, each key will have a passphrase that is unique to them.

In /etc/ssh/sshd_config, the default sshd_config suggest using:


My assumption is %h is a variable that will allow the current user to use the public key stored in his home directory under the .ssh folder in a file called authorized_keys. Is their a command string that automatically populates the authorized_keys file?

I am surprised that even though there are a number of hidden (e.g. .****) files located in the home folder, there is not one automatically generated as .ssh. It appears I have to create that directory myself. I am especially surprised by this since it appears the instructions for generating a key seems to load the key in the home directory instead of proceeding to create a .ssh folder to store the keys in.

It is not clear, but it appears that the public key needs to be copied or appended to the authorized_keys file, but, using the scheme above, the public key needs to be copied or appended to each users authorized_keys file instead of appending all public keys to a single authorized_keys location.

It then appears that each persons authorized_keys file needs permissions set to 600.

It also appears that if I decide to use RSA instead of DSA, I would do the same thing above but would use authorized_keys2 file instead.

Why doesn't the home folder which gets automatically set up for each user automatically get a .ssh folder generated? i.e Why does it have to be created by hand? Does it need the same permission on the .ssh folder? ie 600?

My aim is to allow many to log on via ssh simultaneously and then allow many to simultaneously vnc into their respective gnome desktops.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Mapping UNIX Groups To Windows Groups?

Oct 12, 2010

I am currently trying to set up a Samba domain server. In the Samba-HOWTO-Collection I found an
example file.(Point In the explanations of the example below, the author says I need to map UNIX Groups to NT Groups. He writes a shell-script of how one could do it, but when I copy it and then execute it, I get the error:

Bad option: rid=512
Bad option: rid=513
Bad option: rid=514

The other groups do get mapped, just the Domain Admins, Domain Users and Domain Guests dont. This is the shell from the HOWTO:

#### Shell-Skript f ̈r sp ̈tere Verwendung aufbewahren
net groupmap modify ntgroup="Domain Admins" unixgroup=ntadmins rid=512
net groupmap modify ntgroup="Domain Users" unixgroup=users rid=513
net groupmap modify ntgroup="Domain Guests" unixgroup=nobody rid=514


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General :: Multiple Users To Create Directories Over SFTP So The New Directories Keep The Same Permissions?

May 15, 2011

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www.Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data group. The www directory has an owner www-data and a group www-data.

I have used chmod -R 775 on the www folder, but after I try to create a folder test through my SFTP server (using Filezilla) the group of the directory created has only r and x permissions, and I am not able to log in with the second user user2 and create a directory within www/test due to a lack of w permission to the group.

I also tried using chmod 2775 on www directory, but without luck. Can somebody explain to me, how can I make it so that a newly created directory inherits the root directory group permissions?

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Ubuntu :: Samba - Get The Correct Default Permissions When Users Create Directories Through Windows?

Apr 1, 2010

I've got a small issue that when a Windows user creates a new folder through Windows Explorer (from the menu or by right clicking) the new folder is only accessible to that particular user. Example: user SABKAR (member of the HR group) creates a new folder called MarcTestMenu in a shared Samba directory through Windows Explorer:


At this point user MORAMY cannot copy a file or open the directory MarcTestMenu. MORAMY gets a 'not accessible' error message in Windows. If I su to the Samba box and issue this command:


how I can get the correct default permissions when users create directories through Windows?

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General :: File Permissions - Read Or Write Access To Different Users

Jul 8, 2010

I own a particular file on a Linux system. I would like to give 2 groups (accounting, shipping) read access and only read access, and 3 users(Mike, Raj and Wally) write access and only write access. How can I accomplish this?

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Security :: Setup A Kerberos + OpenLDAP Server To Manage Users For Our Samba Shares

Feb 13, 2011

Trying to setup a Kerberos + OpenLDAP server to manage users for our Samba shares (was going to use just OpenLDAP, but apparently it is less secure than using Kerberos with it). (Distro: CentOS 5.5) Haven't even gotten to the point of connecting either to Samba yet. I have set up a Kerberos server, and configured it as necessary. I am happy that it is working as intended, as I can login and manage principals from both the local terminal and remotely on other clients.

I have setup a server (, and configured it to talk to Kerberos ( I have created both a [URL] principal, and a testuser principal. I have set the password on the testuser but not on the host/ I have added the keys for both users to the keytab file on the I am at a Windows 7 machine (on the same internal network), and have installed the Network Identity Manager. It is able to request a ticket successfully for the testuser account.

When I use putty w/GSSAPI (0.58) to remote login to the system, it says using 'testuser' and then just hangs there. Eventually putty connection times out. The fact that both machines can connect to the auth server to communicate with kerberos correctly suggests firewalls are correct. The relevant entries in sshd_config have been uncommented to tell srv1 to use Kerberos authentication.

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Ubuntu :: Adding Multiple Users Using Batch File?

Oct 26, 2010

Idealy I want to create a batch file which would read the list and create a user and a password.

I know i need to create the file using the vi command and using the useradd facility to add the users however where i go from there i am lost.

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Security :: Setting File Permissions For File /var/log/Xorg.0.log?

Jul 7, 2009

i am trying to set the file permissions for the log files "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" and "/var/log/gdm/:0.log". These files seem to be created when a user logs into a whokstation (my guess so far). I am trying to comply with a security mandate that all log files in the directory /var/log are set to 0640. The two mentioned files always seem to have the permissions 0644, does anyone know where and when these filea are created and how I might set the permissions when the files are created

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Server :: FTP Permissions For Several Groups?

Aug 1, 2010

I have a FTP server (vsftpd), and would like to setup different file permissions for different groups:

-"ftpusers" group should only be able to browse and download.

-"ftpadmins" group should be able to browse, download, AND WRITE (RNFR, RNTO, MKDIR....).

Let's say my main directory is /var/ftp/docs/. It should be accessible by "ftpusers" group, but only writeable by "ftpadmins" group. Other groups or users may not access it. Which permissions and ownership should I give? My problem is that the dir can't be owned by two groups...

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Fedora :: Strategy To Set Up Groups And Permissions

Nov 12, 2009

I'm setting up a Fedora 11 server for the company of one of my friends. So far so good. But now he has asked me to setup access restrictions to folders through samba. Now I'm quite familiar with user access policies, even though I'm quite new to the GNU/Linux world. What I want to know is : what is the best way to give and remove, on the go, rwx access for a specific user to a certain folder in a linux system? Can I create groups for each folders, whose members will have the given permissions? Or do I have to create users for each folder and add to their group the user witch i want to give privilege to?

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Sep 12, 2009

Is there a way to specify append only permissions for a file?

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Networking :: Allow Multiple Users In Several Countries To Access One Corporate File Depository

Oct 9, 2010

I am looking for solution that would allow multiple users distributed over several offices in several countries to access one corporate file depository. The features I am looking for, are as follows:

- There should be the way to establish user groups and then define for each folder access level (read/write) for every user/group. Every users is given his login and password.
- This file depository should be accessed from both Linux and Windows clients
- There should be a way how to sync certain folders/files on one's PC so that it is possible to work off-line and then sync back to the common depository.

Then I plan to launch some regular backup routine on that folder where all the files of depository are kept. I can imagine that the solution could be involving several tools, ie access for Windows users might involve setting up samba server, but I don't know how to establish all the limited access stuff for Win clients via samba.

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Ubuntu Security :: Windows Users Using The Same Connection?

Jan 6, 2011

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Ubuntu :: 11.4 Users And Groups GUI?

Dec 20, 2010

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General :: Set 5 Groups Diffrent Permissions To A Folder?

Nov 13, 2010

i have 5 groups, i want to set 3 of them to have full permissions to a folder and set 2 others with read only to same folder, please help me to solve this problem. in other words i want to set this 5 groups diffrent permissions to a folder.

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