Easy - How to change user permissions
Posted on 2004-10-30
Vanilla Debian Install:
Should be very simple. How do I change user permissions?
I know chmod and chown.
You can give user,rights, and other permissions.
How do I specify the actual user that is getting the rights, or the actual group?
In windows you say you want a specific user to have specific rights.
I can type chmod u+w file.txt and that will give write access to the user....which user? The user thats logged in? That's root then.
My problem is I have a webserver, apache. I need to secure all web files but make it so only the root and the user 'ftp' can have full and total access to them.
I did some playing around and probably screwed up the files, so to redo it would be the best.
chmod ugo-rwx /var/backhand/htdocs would take away all access right?
Then I should build up from there to do it correctly. The webuser (www) should have read access, right?, and the root/ftp user should have god rights. I have searched and searched, i think its the concept I don't have.
No one logs into this box besides me with root, i know its bad, and ftp with a client, and www from the internet.