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Files created in web application cannot be deleted by local admin

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We are about to deploy a new web server.  It is running CentOS 5.1, Apache 2, PHP 5.  Everything looks good and is running much faster then on our old NetWare/Apache box.

The only issue we are having is that when a user of our WebApp creates a folder or files our webmaster is not able to delete them, only the person who created them is.  

Here is what he is trying to do.

He FTPs in to the box to transfer files back and forth fairly regularly.  He would like to be able to clean up orphaned files in users directories in the web directory when he is in.  But, when logged in with his account (that is a member of root and has specific RWX rights in the directories) he is told he does not have permissions.


Any thoughts?
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What are the permissions of those files?
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In the OS the webmaster acct has full read/write/modify permissions.  But the owner is apache, and I think that is where the issue is...
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Make webmaster owner of the folder with rw permissions to the Apache group id.
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Thanks!  Worked like a charm.
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