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Old 10-14-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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Password protect a file for write access


Does anyone know a way to password protect or encrpyt a file that would need a password for write access but not read access?

I need to make is readable without a password but still require one for write access. Don't think its possbile but wanted to ask
 
Old 10-14-2008, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hmm, not sure. I know you can do that with openoffice. But I guess in terms of the file system you could set groups with read access and others with write access. far as I know users wouldn't be asked for password though, just given appropriate access depending on their rights.
There might be ways of doing it though.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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The permissions solution wouldn't work. there are other users that would have the same permissions to the file but i dont want them to be able to write to it.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 10:33 AM   #4
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The permissions solution wouldn't work. there are other users that would have the same permissions to the file but i dont want them to be able to write to it.
What monsm was suggesting was creating a new group for the users that should have write access to the file.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 10:41 AM   #5
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What monsm was suggesting was creating a new group for the users that should have write access to the file.
Root has to be the owner and a few people have sudo access to root. Thats why it wont work.
also i dont even want root to edit the file without the proper password

If there is a way to use encryption with 2 seperate keys. 1 for read-only and 1 for read-write that would work but i dont think there is cause of the way encryption works

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