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Old 04-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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How to organize my server


Let me explain the server and how I want things to work:

Server has an application with 10 instances running on it.
/var/hp/app1
/var/hp/app2
/var/hp/app3
etc.

Currently I have all folders owned by a user called 'admin' and all folders are assigned to the group 'suppadmin'

What I would like to do is create a user for each application. So a user would be created for app1 and that user would ONLY have access to the application running in /var/hp/app1.

The admin user would continue to have access to all /var/hp/ folders

what is the best way to accomplish this?
 
Old 04-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

Using POSIX only ...
Make admin member of suppadmin, and grant that group rwx on all files
in all directories, potentially make the group sticky (chmod -R g+s /var/hp/*).

Using ACLs ... depending on the file-system you chose on install you
may be able to use ACLs to accomplish what you're asking. man setfacl




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Old 04-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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admin is already a member of suppadmin. I need to add new users that are only granted exclusive access. Sorry don't know what ACLs are.

Is there a diff organization of users/folders that accomplishes the same thing without the addon utils?
 
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Well, if you make the main directories (/var/hp/app1, app2, and so forth)
owned by the respective app-user, and DON'T add them to suppadmin (and, of
course, make the directories o-rwx) you got what you wanted.
 
  


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