Ubuntu Servers :: Administrator User Id Doesn't Seem To Have Root Permissions To Create Directories?

Mar 30, 2010

Need help maintaining permissions across multiple directories. Have Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. O/S installed, updated and running with no problems.Why is it that my administrator user id doesn't seem to have root permissions to create directories? I am trying to setup hosting 3 separate websites and therefore create 3 separate directories to manage all associated files for the 3 websites. Also, I am attempting to read through the tutorials located at:URL...

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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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Mar 22, 2010

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Jan 26, 2011

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2) A user who is normally a IT administrator, who can just install or remove softwares, but cannot access files of abhilash.

I'm trying to do this and my head is going blank, The problem where i'm stuck is, if IT admin can install softwares, then he can become sudo as sudo su, then he can view my files

So here is a small test i did, first with abhilash.


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This gets me on, however I seem unable to do anything like create database or alter privilege. I wonder if its related to my finding no database called mysql?
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Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or g.
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Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the buffer.
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| Database |
| test |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
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[root ~]# cat /etc/my.cnf
# Default to using old password format for compatibility with mysql 3.x
# clients (those using the mysqlclient10 compatibility package).

So my BASEDIR seems to be nothing like is suggested in the documentation at [URL].

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chown: changing ownership of `/media/104B-FF96/Private/5.jpg': Operation not permitted
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I am running Ubuntu server with an SSH server installed. How can I create an ubuntu user and give that user permissions to read and write only 1 specific folder so someone can log in through SSH using the new username and only put files in the folder I specify?

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I want to automaticly set the group ownership of user home directories to a group that the user is not part of. This is so that Apache can be part of this group and can access user public HTML directory, but other users are not able to access in any way the files in the users home directory. What I have seen that works manually is adding the user and then changing the group for the home directory. But I want to automatically set this when the user account is created. WHat I see happening is that when /etc/skel is copied, it automatically sets the group and ownership of everything to the users default group and ownership. I've seen some suggestions on setting permissions, but these don't seem to work because it seems that users are able to cd into a directory and not list it, but if they know the file name they can access the file.

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Apr 9, 2011

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Jul 17, 2011

In my /var/www directory, I have everything set up with:
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directories: chmod 570
files: chmod 460

Everything seems fine. Users from the developers group can edit files and all, but now we began using the Git repository, and whenever a user edits a file (ie. Joe who is a developer,) file permissions get screwed again. Now they're:
user: Joe
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directories: chmod 755
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How can I fix this so permissions remain the same?

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Aug 7, 2009

I need to create an SSH user that can only access the directory I would specify for them. For example, I've been able to execute the following:
useradd -d /home/me/directory_for_this_user someuser

So when someuser logs in they get into this directory. Problem is that once they log in they can simply execute:
cd /
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