how to give permission www-data to access in my home folder

Posted on 2016-08-23
Last Modified: 2016-08-24

linux os : debian 8

how to give permission www-data to access in my home folder

my system user is gaaara

i would like give permission to www-data in groupe gaaara

Question by:Eric Gamache
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You add the users to the group that need access, so your user and the www user. Then change owner of the folder to the group. Make sure the group is getting rw rights on the folder. Test with a separate folder if you're unsure.

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by:Eric Gamache
ID: 41767546
can you give me an exmple pleez :)
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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groupadd your_groupname
  (to create your group)

usermod -a -G your_groupname gaaara
usermod -a -G your_groupname www-data

  (to add your users to the group)

mkdir ~/your_directory
  (create a test directory)

chown root:your_groupname ~/your_directory
  (change group of test directory)

chmod g+w ~/your_directory
  (give group write access)

Now logon as user gaaara and www-data and verify that you can write to the test directory.
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Author Comment

by:Eric Gamache
ID: 41767973
mmm it works and not workd

the torrent works juste owncloud is impossible to  write files in owncloud

p.s i use your exemple juste this line change

chown gaaara:your_groupname ~/your_directory

ty for your help
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Expert Comment

by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
ID: 41768217
>> mmm it works and not workd
Is it working, yes or no?

What do you mean with torrent and owncloud? There is nothing about that in your question?

Author Comment

by:Eric Gamache
ID: 41769100
i install a seedbox with owncloud juste owncloud use www-data

my question was a sign that I wanted to do

it works for my seedbox juste owncloud impossible to write in folder

Author Closing Comment

by:Eric Gamache
ID: 41769217
ty is my mistake it works ty :)
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
ID: 41769285
OK, thanks for feedback ;)

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