[LON-CAPA-admin] Permissions on /home
Guy Albertelli II
guy at albertelli.com
Thu Jan 10 02:54:12 EST 2008
Those permissions are the correct ones.
> I am pretty sure that author directories are implement using "sudo" - so
> root permissions should be fine.
The user mainpulation creation is done with some setuid perl scripts
in the /home/httpd/perl/ (lcuseradd and lchtmldir are for user
creation and the html dir creation)
We had some issues with some distributions in the past and their
support for setuid perl scripts, not actually getting the setuid bit
to take effect.
(Suse I believe) lond.log would possibly contain error messages.
> - Gerd.
> On Jan 9, 2008, at 5:59 PM, Mark Lucas wrote:
>> 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).
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