Linux Permissions and Groups Real Usecase for Group Access

I have a directory structure which the primary user needs full access on but wanted a user to access only a specific directory within the main directory (so they could write in there only and nowhere else).

Here's what I did:

[root@compevo8001 dllnow]# ls -alh

drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Oct 19  2017 ExpireYMD-2017-11-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Nov 19  2017 ExpireYMD-2017-12-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Dec 19  2017 ExpireYMD-2018-01-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Jan 19  2018 ExpireYMD-2018-02-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Feb 19  2018 ExpireYMD-2018-03-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Mar 19  2018 ExpireYMD-2018-04-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Apr 19  2018 ExpireYMD-2018-05-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K May 19 04:24 ExpireYMD-2018-06-20
drwxrwxr-x  2 someuser software  4.0K Jun 19 03:49 ExpireYMD-2018-07-20
-rwxr-xr-x  1 someuser software  688 Mar 18  2008 symlinkmodify.sh
-rwxr-xr-x  1 someuser someuser  688 Mar 18  2008 symlinkmodify.sh

[root@compevo8001 httpdocs]# groupadd software
[root@compevo8001 httpdocs]# useradd softwareuser -g software

[root@compevo8001 httpdocs]# chown -R someuser.software membersonly/dllnow/


So basically "softwareuser" who is part of the "software" group can only write to "dllnow" and cannot write anywhere else based on their group permissions.


Tags:

linux, permissions, groups, usecase, accessi, directory, primary, user, compevo, dllnow, ls, alh, drwxrwxr, someuser, software, oct, expireymd, nov, dec, feb, mar, apr, jun, rwxr, xr, symlinkmodify, sh, httpdocs, groupadd, useradd, softwareuser, chown, membersonly, quot,

Latest Articles

  • Cisco Switches How To Get Of Port Line Status Console Messages
  • Cisco DHCP Snooping Relay Setup Information
  • Cisco Switch Setup Guide Command List
  • Cisco 2960 Switch Reset To Factory Defaults
  • How To Boot Cisco CUCM UCSInstall 8.6, 10, 11 and 12 on KVM/Proxmox
  • VBOX VirtualBox How To Import Raw .img Disk File
  • Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019 How To Install and Missing Disabled Telnet Client
  • proxmox vm networking breaks when you restart your network on the hostnode
  • Linux ln symlink how to update existing symbolic link
  • Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19.1 Cannot Type or Login - solution
  • LUKS Hard Drive Encryption on Linux Mint Ubuntu Debian etc how to mount encrypted hard drive
  • How to use nmap locate other machines/computers/servers on your network using nmap
  • Linux Mint 18.2 Create Config File To Start Application Upon Login
  • Dell Wyse Thin Client BIOS Access Key
  • sudoers file in /etc warning about comments/includes!
  • Centos 7 Reallocate logical volume space to another
  • lvm how to reduce volume size
  • letsencrypt certbot error "Unable to find a virtual host listening on port 80 which is currently needed for Certbot to prove to the CA that you control your domain. Please add a virtual host for port 80."
  • SSH error cannot Forward or Listen "bind: Cannot assign requested address"
  • X11 SSH Linux Forwarding Error