Ubuntu :: User Group Permissions Mess Up

Apr 14, 2011

My main account 'dave' runs as admin etc This was the output of 'groups dave': dave adm dialout cdrom plugdev lpadmin sambashare admin I was trying to add dave to the user group 'media-www' and i ran this command: 'usermod -G media-www dave' Then after another 'groups dave':
dave : dave media-www It seems to have removed all the other groups! How do I restore this?

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General :: User And Group Permissions

Jul 10, 2010

I am doing rhce course but i am very confused to answer these user and group permissions.the questions are like this...the owner of the /data must be user tom.primary group of /data must be the group sysadmins.the members of the group test must be able to write and create files in the /data.the members of the group web have no access to these directory.the user jack not belong to any of these gropus must have to edit files created in /data.the user tim can only list the contents.

the questions are always like these..i am okay with sgid and sticky bit.but i dnt know where to set default acl and other permissions.

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May 20, 2010

I'm beginning to deal with more than one user on my system (it's a VPS serving some sites) and I need to make sure I understand how group permissions work. I have an account named "admin" .. it's basically the primary account that is used for serving most of the sites that I control myself. Now, I added a second account named "Ville" as one of my users wants to be able to administer that site. So, I can do this the easy way and just chown their domains folder under the ville user, they have permission to do whatever they need be and so forth. However, let's say I want to also give the admin user access to the files (modifying and all) .. how can I put both users into the same group and give them both permission?

I've tried doing:
sudo usermod -a -G admin ville
To add the ville into the admin group, but ville still cannot edit files by admin. Permissions for the primary directory for the ville user are read/write for both owner and group, and the current group for the files is admin:admin ..
But ville still can't write into the directory. So, what should I be doing here to get this right and secure at the same time?

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Jul 3, 2011

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Jul 17, 2011

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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:
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Jul 19, 2011

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For example, I want only group net to have access to the Internet. Group net is then connected to:

Code:

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Apr 20, 2010

A bit of an oddity that I've recently run into with my storage folder in my system; it's a newly installed drive that I've set to mount at /storage. When I first tried to use it, programs that I used that attempted to write to it tossed Access Denied errors at me in their own way. Checking the permissions (at the Terminal, ls -l / | grep storage) showed that /storage was set to 'rwxrwxr--'--Owner and Group were given full read/write/execute, but Others could only read. However, my logon to my system is a member of group root. Why, then, with the above bits set, would I not be able to write to it? Changing Others permissions to rwx (and presumably rw would have worked out for me since I don't leave anything executable there) allowed me to write to it, but I don't understand why that would have been necessary. So far as I'm aware, the prior drive that was in my system--mounted at the same location--did not need this treatment.

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Sep 3, 2010

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Nov 18, 2010

I am trying to set up a Samba share on one of my machines where I am the owner and a special group manages permissions for read-only access ( me:specialgroup ). If I log into the share as me, there is no problem (I have read/write privs as per usual). However, I am not able to log into the share using any of the group members (there is only one currently). That user is not able to access the share (failed to mount).

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Jul 30, 2011

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May 3, 2010

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Code:
Cmnd_alias SU=/bin/su -l %group1 This example works sortof, it treats the "%group1" literally. I know I can list out the "/bin/su -l <eachuser>", but as you can imagine that is impractical. In this example, I want people in group2(not shown for brevity sake) to be able to su to someone in group1

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May 12, 2009

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May 30, 2010

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Sep 11, 2010

This is a interesting confusing problem.Ok I have group with 3 users.I have a folder in /home with owner as root, and group that has read/write permissions.However if a user opens up a file and saves it via samba, the owner changes to the user, and the group members only have read permissions on the file.

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Nov 12, 2010

this costed me a whole day of trying and retrying. I set up a small home server with apache, php, and mysql.

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Linux 2.6.31-22-generic-pae
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Server edition
Apache/2.2.12 (Ubuntu)

Until now, it served happily a couple of sites, with no problems. But now, I wanted to set up my ftp server to point to the same directory as one of the sites, for me to be able to upload and manage files via ftp. As a server I normally use proftpd. With my usual config, proftpd runs with its own user and simulates the user ftpuser:ftpgroup when creating files. So I just changed all the files to be owned by this user and group. Permissions set to 770.

Everything works fine, and I'm able to access the data via ftp. BUT, when I try to browse my site the usual way (i.e. point firefox to its address) a 403 forbidden error is issued. Of course, you will say: you didn't allow access to apache. Well, I remembered that right away, and added the user www-data to the ftpgroup user. Now I espect apache to be able to read and serve the files.

Still same problem. 403. The apache error log is full with "permission denied" errors. After many attempts, I logged in as the user www-data, and tested access to the files. This way I'm able to cd into the directory, and read-write the files with nano. As a test, I tryed the other way around. Setting www-data:www-data as the owner of the files, and adding the ftpuser to the www-data group. This way apache works, but proftpd does not. Most probably it has something to do with a misunderstanding of groups permissions or the way this two deamons access the files.

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Apr 9, 2010

A colleague of mine has a Linux box (running Debian I believe) with an SVN repository on it. The repository directory and files 'owner' is my colleauge. We are both members of a group called 'users'. He manages several projects both Linux and Windows apps, while I have one Windows app. For the Windows apps, we both use TortoiseSVN via an SSH link to commit/update. Performing the command 'ls -l' shows the repository files and folders on the Linux box to have the following permissions:

-rwxrwx--- john users

However, when my colleauge commits to the repository, the permissions change to:

-rwxrwx--- john john

This then means I get 'Permission denied' when trying to access the repository myself as it appears that the group permissions have been overwritten with only 'owner' permissions. To fix this, a 'chown -R' command is applied to the files/folders to set the permissions back to owner/group, but each time he writes to the repository, the issue repeats.

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Apr 19, 2010

Is there a way to allow other members of my group to access subfolders under my home directory, but not my home directory itself?I'm using CentOS 5.4

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Oct 17, 2009

I'm studying Linux and just started reading about permissions and ownership. My question is how would you have multiple users or groups given access to a certain directory? When doing an ls -l I see the owner, group and others that have permissions that have access to the file or directory. But what if I need multiple different groups access to a particular file or directory all with different permissions?

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Nov 11, 2010

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Aug 21, 2009

I was about to post a new thread and saw that there are several answers out here already and I have done the new group permission one on my server -- actually on my test server I just added "my user" to the group "root" to gain rw access to /var/www/htdocs/.Someone suggested that the proper way might be to do symlinks to the directory in a real production environment and I wanted to find out if that is the *best* way to go or whether to actually make a group "www_admin" (pick your favorite flavor of this) and add my users to that group?

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Jul 8, 2010

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Jan 14, 2009

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