LINUX Ownership (CHOWN) & Permissions (CHMOD) question ...
Posted on 2014-07-30
I have a 3rd party application (happens to be OpenCart) that needs Apache to have full access when it's Admin panel is run.
If I change the Ownership of the files to apache:apache (per someone's Docs), everything works fine ... except then my FTP Users cannot login to the site.
What is the correct way to give the "Apache user" access AND my FTP Users access?
One suggestion earlier was to add the User to the "Apache" group. Maybe I misunderstood ... wouldn't I then need to change all Permissions to 775 and 664 (instead of 755 and 644) to allow Group full access?
I also see a possible solution using a Linux "SetGID" program that allows "CHMOD 2755 ..." (instead of CHMOD 755 ...).
Can anyone enlighten me? I am SURE I am missing a tidbit of knowledge here somewhere.