Lion Server: Common folder permissions

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Common folder permissions for Lion Server

Learn about common folder permissions.

When sharing files and folders between computers, you can set custom permissions to grant or restrict access to those files and folders.

Before you begin setting custom file and folder permissions, you might want to investigate how the file and folder are to be shared, who has access, and what type of access you want users to have. A recommended way to manage file and folder permissions is to create groups of users who share the same privileges.

Depending on your network environment, you can use either standard permissions (also referred to as POSIX permissions), ACL, or both to manage file or folder access.

The following table shows examples of the standard permissions and ACL permissions necessary to configure some common folder-sharing settings.

Folder ACL (Everyone) POSIX
Drop box

Permission Type: Allow

Select the following checkboxes:

  • Traverse Folder
  • Create Files
  • Create Folder
  • All inheritance options

Owner: read, write, execute

Group: read, write, execute

Other: write

Set the owner to root and set the group to admin.

Backup share Permission Type: Allow

Select the following checkboxes:

  • List Folder Contents
  • Create Files
  • Create Folder

Owner: read, write, execute

Group: read, write, execute

Other: no permissions

Set the owner to root and set the group to admin.

Home folder

Permission Type: Deny

  • Delete
  • Apply to this folder
  • Apply to all descendants

Owner: read, write, execute

Group: read only

Other: read only

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015
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