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Assigning permissions

mcrmg
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Hi,

When assigning permission to a folder, what is the difference between "WRITE" and "MODIFY"? Thanks.
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well it depends on where you use the permission but the table gives you an idea what Write can do and what modify can do

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Hi, sunray_2003,

Nice to see you.

The link does not work..  :(

So, if users are allowed to add/edit tables, I should check both, right?  Thx
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Oh, I forgot to mention that this is the web folder I am talking about.....
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you mean you have a web server running in your machine and want to assign properties.

If you want people to write into a file or even create  file , give write permissions.

modify will give them more priveleges and if you dont want , dont give .

Also you see that by modify permissions the files listed under that folder will be displayed. Assuming you have a folder and you dont want to web browser to list the files inside it .. Giving modify will do that so you need to check what you need

what I would advise is first set the permissions and later login as an user and see what they would see to be sure that you have done the right thing

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But in IIS, I unchecked "folder browing"..........
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mcrmg,

Then it should not list provided you had done it correctly.. check logging in as user in a different machine

Also have you tried modify and write permissions to folders ?

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Currently, I check both to the folder because users will have abaility to add/edit DB.  I do not know if this the right way.  Thanks.
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I would guess you can deny all permissions to an user except writing to a database.. giivng add permission will make them add a new database which i would guess you donot want

right-click the folder and go to permissions and there are options to deny permissions as well.
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