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Old 10-14-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
Syllinger
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How do I set multiple group/user ownership of files and folders?


Hey there folks,

I got a lot of help the first time around in choosing a distro, and I'm looking to the community again with a pretty simple question. Also, it's probably pertinent that I mmention that I'm currently using Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS.

I realize, and understand how to change permissions and take ownership of files by both single users and groups, but how do you modify access to files for several users or groups whilst restricting access by others?

When changing file security policies in Windows you are able to add multiple users or groups and resrict access or remove it completely by "Everyone." From what I've read this is apparently achieve by using ACLs and the Security settings dialog just adds a UI to make things easier.

Are there Access Control Lists in Ubuntu, and how do I change them for particular files and folders?
 
Old 10-14-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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In Linux ACL's are handled by two commands setfacl and getfacl.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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You must mount your file system with the option "acl" added to the list of options in fstab.
The package acl must be installed. Also there is a graphical application called eiciel that can be used to manage the ACL of files.
 
Old 10-21-2011, 02:49 AM   #4
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Is this the only way to do this, or are there other methods?

At the moment I'm setting up my Samba shares, but I would rather control everything using system-level permissions. If I have multiple groups and they all need different levels of access to a certain directory, file, or printer, is there any way to do this at the system level?

I realize that you can choose specific groups and users who have access to the resource using Samba permissions, but if I want to keep security as tight as possible, should I not be trying to do this at the system level as well?
 
  


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