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Keep using chmod 777 or use „apache” and chmod 775

Thread began 3/11/2015 4:16 pm by Stuward | Last modified 5/15/2015 1:58 pm by s.joiner74419001 | 744 views | 6 replies |

Stuward

Keep using chmod 777 or use „apache” and chmod 775

With webassist tools we build a upload/download documents folder and placed that folder on the linus vps server outsside (same level as) the website folder httdocs (plesk) to keep the downloadable files visible when logged in only. At first uploading files did not work, but I noticed that adjusting the chmod of the upload folder (on unix vps ) to 777 did work. Files are up- and downloading. But chmod 777 is not secure (I assume). Is it an option to set the user in chmod to „apache”, can I use chmod 775 again?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

since the folder is under the website root, using 777 should not be an issue.

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Stuward

Thanks Jason!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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Stuward

Hi Jason, here another permissions issue on the same server. To upload cms-files I had to give the ".files-sqlite-pdo" map a cmod 777. But now I discovered that files in the 'files' map can only be deleted when chmod of the files is set to 777 also. See screenshot.
Is it ok to use 777 for all files or will there be a security issue...

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You can try using 755, that works on some servers. Using 777 really shouldn't be a security issue. If someone gets enough access to your machine so that they could take advantage of a folder's permissions, you have already been breached.

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Stuward

Ok, I will keep it on 777 because 755 is not working. Thanks agian!

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