[LON-CAPA-admin] Permissions on /home

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Wed Jan 9 18:15:53 EST 2008


I am pretty sure that author directories are implement using "sudo" -  
so root permissions should be fine.


- Gerd.

On Jan 9, 2008, at 5:59 PM, Mark Lucas wrote:

> Hi,
> What should the permissions and ownership be on /home?
> I just had a situation where I tried to create a new user and give it
> author privileges. I'm not sure it gave me an error message, though I
> admit I probably didn't look very closely.
> I then find that it doesn't let me into a co-author role on that  
> user. I
> realized that it never created the directory for the user  
> (physicslabs),
> probably because /home is rwxr-xr-x  root root
> If the permission should be different, should the install script  
> check?
> (Maybe it does and I again I missed it).
> Later,
> Mark
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