On Opensuse 11.3,a normal user could not access and modify files in other partitions as the default setting .Is there any way to give a permission to a normal user to do these things instead of do these as a root user?
I'm trying to do something like thisi created a group called www and made this group the owner of the directory/var/www/htmlso i can read and write to it.of course I've add my self to this group, but it seems i can't read and write.the syntax i used was something like chown :www /var/www/html.didn't workonly when i used chown samurai:www /var/www/html i could finally could create new file.the reason i don't want to specify the user name is because I'm thinking of a scenario when i need to give permission to a large group of ppl and don't want to do it user by user.
I have a program(that is written by me) which need super user permission to execute it. But I need to let the normal users to execute it without using 'sudo ./executable' and just './executable'. how i can set the program to execute by the normal users without using 'sudo' or password prompting.
I need to configure software as debian image to work on server. I need to create user who is not root, but being able to change IP (I don't know if administrators who will install my image need to give static IP to it, so I want to create special user role for them being able to change IP but not able to see some restricted folders in the image).
I Have Configure Samba server in Centos, I need give permission like for some user(5User) can able to read and write the particular folder, and again i need give some another user(6user) can only read permission for same folder.
We have a ftp server. Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike) working on the this server.Ftp server running very good. But I want to give 2 folder permission an user. Is this ssible?Example,We have a user that name is aslan. I want to connect this user to www/html/company/adek folder with ftp connection. Then I am changing this user home folder in the /etc/passwd as aslan:x:511:511::www/html/company/adek:/bin/bash.This user doing succesfuly ftp connection to this folder with a ftp program as Filezilla.Now, I want to also give a different folder connection this user as www/html/company/meleka.Is This user can be connect this 2 folder with ftp connection? Is this possible? Can i give 2 or any more folder connection at the one user account?
a small lab of linux servers contains two servers. the administrator wishes to permit user settings and project files to be available when users log in on any machine descibe the server processes needed on the servers
I'm developing an application in which one user must run java software that I'm compiling as another user. I wanted to give user A permission to see the bin direcory of my workspace, which is in the home directory of user B. I was wondering how can this be done? I gave the bin direcotry full read/execute premissions, but since it's in my home directory user A can't navigate to it.
I know there are a few ways I could get around the problem but they arn't very elegant. I was wondering if there is a simple method for giving a user access to a specific directory without giving access to all the parent directories. I tried symbolic link but user A still can't access it, and a hard link to a directory isn't allowed in Linux. I don't feel like making a hard link to every single file in the bin directory, and I'm not sure that would work anyways, since every recompile overwrites them.
Is it possible to give user only FTP access / browsing rights for certain directory within /srv/www/htdocs and prevent same user to browse all other directories, even user's /home directory on that server?
I have created vsftp server with grop of users and they can access only to /home/ftp-folder file which i made for them..nw if i apply read rite privilages to this folder then these previlages get by users in the group obvious...bt wot i want z if i creat a folder in /home directory i.e /home/test and i want the particular user in the group can have 777 access and other users in the grop coud nt access that folder..
First, I am new to linux I just finished installing Fedora 14 on a different PC which I will be using solely to explore Linux. However the first annoying problem I encountered was that I can't do a lot of things without Linux asking me for the root password. This has become really annoying, I want to stop fedora from asking for root authentication every time I want to explore something here and there.
Among the work-arounds that I've tried and didn't quite work for me are: 1. login as root on the kdm - I can login as root but because I am also encouraging my sister to explore fedora 14 she needs the same access as root too. We have our own preferences so we both need individual accounts that have same access level as root.
2. change userid to 0 (same as root) and modify groups to be exactly the same as root's groups - very bad solution, what it did was make my user a sort of "alias" for the root. It basically uses the same /root/ folder, same settings and all that stuff. Again, my sister and I need separate accounts for a more personal feel.
3. use terminal and go sudo, sudoers, etc - very bad idea, I want to explore using the kde gui. And again I want to eliminate the inconvenience of having to type things over and over again. I'd rather type the password over and over again than having to use terminal and sudo everything.
4. beesu, gksu - anyone knows how to make linux automatically wrap everything with beesu/gksu?
since we are just exploring, we are willing to trade the systems, integrity and security for the convenience of having freedom to explore everything in it. I don't care, it could blow up the pc for all I care (it's old and for experiment anyway).
This exploring linux of ours is a make or break for us to using linux. If there is no solution to this problem, we'll probably scrap the whole "migrate to linux" idea.
I thinking of making Linux recognize our user id the same way it recognizes uid 0 but I have no idea how to do this.
This is my first thread ever to make on the linux forum, and I just began using linux Ubuntu Lucid for my server. Please bare with me because I think I am questioning such a basic question. How do you give sftp root privilege to user? I've made group "admin" and made 2 users under that group. Trying to upload a file onto a server using SFTP with one of the user and it fails and says "Permission denied."
I gave full sudo/root permission to the group "admin" from /usr/sbin/visudo I mainly use Tranmit4 but I also have filezilla. Or is there a way to run sudo command on either ftp client application?
I am using Fedora 14 64-bit and after login through a user other than root when I try to open any folder on other partitions I get the message that I don't have permission to access such and such folders.
How can I give www-data permission to use sudo? I used to assign permission to users to use sudo using KDE but don't know how to do it on a headless server.Basicly I have a web application running that wants to call a command that needs root privs. When it calls this command it's running as www-data. I guess it's not working as www-data is not allowed to use sudo. If it can use sudo I could for example...Code:echo "password" | sudo -S "some admin command here"I could be wrong but i'm petty sure I just need to give www-data permission to use sudo?
When I start a Kubuntu session, KNetworkManager requires that I type my password to the Wallet before it has permission to connect to the internet. How can I automatically give it permission without entering my password every time?
I'm running WoW through wine. In order to install addons I need to give all the files in the program permission to execute as a program. the problem is I can't (dont know how) just right click the folder and give everything inside permission i have to open each one and give them all permission, which can quickly turn into hundreds depending on the addon. how to give permission to execute as a program to all the files in a folder at once it would save me a lot of clicking and time.
i'm running VirtualBox v3.0.2 on F11x86_64. As my guest in virtualbox i will am using xp sp3. In virtualbox settings i need the use of my serial port (e.g. com1). I have `enable serial port` ticked, port number set to com1, port mode set to host device and port/file path set to /dev/ttyS0. I have done hours of searching and this is the best i have come up with so far. My question is this: How do i give permission for my guest os to use the serial port?