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Proper permissions for PS4 generated folders?

Thread began 9/28/2010 5:02 pm by Awemaker | Last modified 9/29/2010 6:49 pm by Awemaker | 775 views | 4 replies |

Awemaker

Proper permissions for PS4 generated folders?

Ray & I sleuthed out an issue (ok, really Ray) regarding themes whereby even a simple Test.php file containing a one word "echo" in the /webassist/plugins/styler/ directory produced an Internal Server Error. Over to the server's support I went.

We found that the permissions for the /webassist/ folder were set to 777, which the tech of my Lunarpages server told me "would always produce a PHP error." Everything went unbroken regarding themes when we changed the permissions for that folder to 755. This probably had other far-reaching implications elsewhere in PS4.

Now, as a follow-through, I've found that the other PS4 generated directories, "Connections", "digitalfiles" & "imagesupload" are also set to 777, and I'm wondering whether or not they should be. While only 1 of those contain a PHP file, I'm wondering if the others should be as open as they are. I can't find any documentation saying one way or the other what these folder permissions should be, but I am suspicious now.

Please advise.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

That must be a setting they have set up specifically. It sounds like they may not allow scripts to edit folders that contain scripts. They might have it set up so that 755 will work, but it may not work as well. Are you able to use the editor once change those permission settings?

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Awemaker

Oh yes- all works as it should magically upon changing the permissions.

What about those other folder, though? Should I change them as well?

Did you want these folders writable from the outside?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If it works, then you can safely change the other folders as well.

The only folders we create and set permissions on are the imagesupload, webassist, and Connections folders. We specifically set them to 777 in order to allow the editor and file uploads to work properly when editing.

However some ISPs have it set up in a way that allows 755 to work... it appears they may also disable 777 at that point for some folders. In your case updating all to 755 should be fine since it appears your web server is set up to work with that setting.

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Awemaker

Thanks, Ray.

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