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ACLs finer grained permissions control

Apr 07, 2012, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grim76)

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"There has been more than one time where I have needed to allow more than a user or group access to some files. Also there are times when the group/user that has ownership is just too powerful for the purpose of access.

"That is where ACLs come into play. Allowing a finer grained control over access to files and directories.

"Caution using ACLs can be confusing at first and if not used properly can allow users access that you may not want.

"First things first make sure that you have the ACL tools installed:

"Note: I am using Oracle Enterprise Linux as my server so the package you need to install may be different."

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