The ACL is a security and access component of Operating Systems. It contains a set of entries that determine who and what has access to a specified physical or logical system object.

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run 'net user' command as administrator

I was writing a simple batch file with the following command net user Abhi * where Abhi is my username and I am the administrator of my computer. On execution, it prompts for a password and then ...
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Windows VM is resetting file permissions on CentOS host

I have a CentOS host machine with a Windows 7 virtual machine in VMware. There is a shared drive on the host machine (NFS share with other machines on the network) which has been configured with ACLs ...
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cygwin can bypass windows xp acls?

How is cygwin able to bypass Windows XP ACLS? In the following example, cmd.exe cannot create a file in a directory but bash can. What gives? C:\WINDOWS\Temp>mkdir noaccess ...
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Linux - How to get Filesystem ACL to allow group to have permission to folder

I'm a little confused on how to get this working. I have ACL working and I need to create two goups: github-total: group that the users in that group have permissions to the folder "/var/git" to ...
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I've lost rights to edit files in folder etc

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts I'm updating the hosts file on regular basis but suddenly it stopped working and now asks for admin rights even though I am administrator. I've modified and ...
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ACL and moving files in Nautilus

When I move files from a private home directory (e.g. /home/jack) to a shared directory (e.g. /home/shared-school) Nautilus copies the file permissions from the original file into the shared directory ...
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Use /sys/class/gpio/ in Python without root permissions

I want to interact with the GPIO pins using the Python module Ablib. And I want to do this without root permissions. How can I achieve this? When I create an ablib.Pin instance the module opens ...
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Changing access rights of the specific folder for specifeid user

what is the exact analog of the following two commands in linux # chmod -R +a "www-data allow read,delete,write,append,file_inherit,directory_inherit" /path/to/moodledata $ sudo chmod -R ...
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FTP, CentOS and SELinux Permissions

I am trying to use vsftpd to allow a user to ftp in and edit files in /var/www/html where most files are owned by apache. So far I have used setsebool to enable system wide ftp, and I've also used ...
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changing ntfs permissions for Windows internal usage, from linux

Troubleshooting an Windows 7 installation. One tactic is to increase permissions on files/directories ACL's (access control lists) for windows, from within windows, so all system data and drivers etc ...
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ACL mess after rsync on Windows 2008

The permissions in the ACL are not in the right order on some files and directories after having used rsync to synchronize directory trees. The stuff works well as it is on Windows 2003. Can someone ...
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Remove inherited permissions with SetACL

I'm using SetACL as an alternative to icacls to process objects' DACL SACL and ownership. After reading the documentation, I see that the clear parameter clears the ACL of any non-inherited ACEs, ...
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Autoit fails to create registry key where regedit does

I wrote a AutoIt program that use RegWrite to add several registry value. I tested it as 'Domain Admins' and it fail to write, I runned it as local 'Administrator' and the values where changed. I ...
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Preserve ability to set FACL

Using setfacl on linux, seems like only owner (and root) can modify the ACL via setfacl, is that right? If there is a directory owned by joe and joe grants rwx to marry, she can read any file, ...
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How can I make Windows modify CIFS/ZFS ACLs 'correctly'

I have a FreeNAS (FreeBSD) system with a CIFS share (called "library") backed by a ZFS file system. The share is set up as per the FreeNAS GUI to use "Windows / Mac" ACLs which I'm led to believe ...
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Explorer.exe COMRuntime error: unexisting user can't get access permissions to COM server

since explorer has no appid, it's not possible to find relevant DCOM component in Component Services. I tried editing access rights in Elevated-Unelevated Explorer Factory component and editing ...
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using setfacl to give access to another user without giving access to a group

I have a user that I use for backup, and I use setfacl to give that user access to files. However, setfacl changes the base ACL entry for group and some applications require that the base ACL entry ...
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VMware: Mapping an NTFS drive without security permission restrictions

I have a VMware image of a Windows machine. I can map the drive. However, when I do map it, I don't have permission to read everything on it. (Host OS is Win 7 - I'm running as an Admin with LUA). ...
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How do I restore Windows ACL to default?

A few months ago I got my computer, and instead of sticking with the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium and OEM stuff I decided I want a clean install from a DreamSpark disc. At the time I also ...
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Clean OSX (Mavericks) install: User folder / ACLs / .DocumentRevisions-V100/

I want to do a clean install of OSX Mavericks and manually transfer user-files. Reasons: I have migrated my User-Account over 3 or 4 releases and I want to make sure i don't carry old data or ...
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Mercurial ACL Groups causing 502 error

am setting up my mercurial repo using the ACL extension. When I configure the ACL.deny section I am trying to deny a specific group of users. When blocking them individually ACL works as intended and ...
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File permissions issue with an NFSv4 share, uploaded from a Mac Lion

I have an NFSv4 share that was working fine, with Macs using Snow Leopard, to share files across the network. The NFS share has one cloned user/group that all clients autoconnect as. All files ...
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Is there a way to use ACL to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible?

Is there a way to use Linux's Access Control Lists feature to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible? This is needed for a chroot SFTP environment where we want to block ...
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Is there anyway you can restrict users from executing a command with another name?

I'm not asking an obvious question here. I would like to elucidate with an example. A user 'bob' is always executing 'chmod 777 /home/bob/impfiles' so that user 'alice' could make changes to the ...
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New File via Dropbox Does Not Inherit Windows Directory Permissions

Environment: Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.6.8 Dropbox The purpose of the Dropbox share is to allow the user on the Mac to move files into a directory that is served by IIS on the Windows Server ...
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How to stop existing user appearing in lastlog?

-l, --no-log-init is available in useradd, but not in usermod. How can I modify a user in this manner? And how does it work anyway?
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set ACL for BackupUser

I want to backup a whole bunch of folders from different users remotely. Therefore I created a special user that is able to log into the machine and (should) have the right to read all the files via a ...
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Squid is ignoring my ACL

Second try: I configured Firefox to use the proxy IP and port, and it worked, so my hypothesis is correct: for some reason, the machine where Squid is running don't send to it the incoming petitions. ...
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Garage Band and Access Control

The things garage band writes are, in fact, directories. Changing their access from the 'Get Info' menu changes the directory but not the files therein. I ended up using good old chmod to patch ...
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How to deny access on Avira file ipmgui.exe?

i can't modify anything of the ACL of the ipmgui.exe file (or any file of Avira in the same dir). It's not working at all with any cacls line tried, even under a system prompt ! I'm not sure at all ...
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Samba Guest User ACL Permissions issue

I am trying to set up a share where the underlying files are owned by a particular user but the samba guest user (nobody) has permissions to read/execute. I have spent ages trying different things and ...
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Allow user via setfacl to chown files

I am using ACL to set specific permissions in a folder: setfacl -R -m u:wordpress:wrx /var/www/html/wp As that user, I am able to create a folder touch test but if i want to change the ownership ...
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Windows 8 Admin Users Not Appearing on Refresh or Other Repair Options

Something a little odd has happened where I am working on a system that's been stuck in an infinite repair loop on Windows 8. Further, when you go into the repair -> refresh option, it unfortunately ...
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facl doesn't set files executable by default

I ran these commands on a directory: setfacl -d -m g::rwx dir setfacl -d -m u::rwx dir setfacl -d -m o::--- dir getfacl dir returns # file: dir # owner: someuser # group: somegroup # flags: -s- ...
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ACL inheritance Hide files, show folders (Windows XP/…/7)

I'm currently trying to set ACLs in way that every people from a folder can access every sub-folder in it but cannot see the files. Is it possible to do this ? Possibly with an inheritance system ? ...
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Exim is ignoring my ACL definitions for blacklists

As I am running several free sites which are CMS - based spammers are massivly attacking me. So I decided to set up my exim4 - installation for blacklisting domains. Exim seems not to care about any ...
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OpenLDAP - Hide Group / Hide Group Members

I have an OpenLDAP server setup and it is working correctly. My question is this: is there some sort of ACL I can apply that will hide a group or members of a group from another group? In other ...
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Like a root but not quite the same

Is it possible to create a linux user group that has all other rights just like the root user, with the exception that it can only read files in /var/log folder, but can not change or delete them? Of ...
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No-execute access for file when on server but yes when on desktop

I am trying to set file permissions for an iMovie HD project file to be limited when it's on a server but have full access when it's on the user's desktop. I need to have users be able to copy a file ...