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Questions tagged [file-permissions]

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File Directory system like Dropbox for joomla with automaticaly created folder for each user?

I need to know if there's some component in joomla that permits me to configure a file management system like Dropbox or Google Drive for Joomla users. The solution I need it's that every user have ...
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How can I make a directory accessible without putting it on a menu?

I want users to be able to download a file from my Joomla website, but I don't want the URL posted anywhere on my site. How can I make a file downloadable without adding any links to it from my site?
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Why does Joomla change the file permissions on installation of plugins?

I have the following problem: I have a apache server running under the user http:http. Further the php scripts are evaluated through fastcgi and php-fpm. The php scripts are running under the user foo:...
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Front end DB error, back end works

I recently moved a Joomla site to a new server, and for some reason the front end only gives a DB error: 0 - Could not connect to MySQL. This is usually due to wrong DB connection details in ...
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using git to clone site and getting “mkdir() permission denied” error

For learning and practical purpose, I create a repo for a complete Joomla folder on a remote linux server, then I push it to github. Then I tried two ways to get the files to my local Mac. Firstly, I ...
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**Warning: Failed to move file!** **Error** **Unable to upload file.**

The error raises whenever I try to upload a file (image) via backend clicking the image button in the tinymce editor. I've also tried to upload going to media manager and it fails and this is the ...
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Why can't I delete something even if I have 777 permissions for testing?

This one is bugging me. I needed to reinstall my Joomla installation again. Which is fine since I am doing it for practice in an effort to learn Joomla and Linux (CentOSv7). I have had previous ...
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Joomla creates folders inside cache with 640 permission

I have Joomla! 2.5.18 and when I clean cache are either folders inside /cache newly created or overwritten with permission from 755 to 640. Why is that happening? I've checked through the files ...
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Upgrade from Joomla 2.5.28 to Joomla 3.4.0 permissions issue

I recentely undertook the task of upgrading a friends site from Joomla v2.5.28 to Joomla v3.4.0. Thankfully the upgrade went smoothly and there was not many issues with incompatible plugins, ...
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Cannot upload attachment to K2 items using FTP

I am using K2 for content managing. In order to upload files I had to set /media/k2 directory's and its subdirectories' to 775. So, of course the web site has been damaged because of www-data group ...
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Cannot upload extensions manually

I keep getting errors when trying to upload to my tmp directory, it always fails if I try by URL or upload. The only way it works is via a direct upload Joomla extension. As I have root access I have ...
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Ftp folder permission for a custum contact form

I built my own custom form which is inside a Contact folder with the 755 permission. Since my email address is inside the contact.php should I change the permission to 700?
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File password extra protection

We have a site which is used for files being uploaded and downloaded. For added security we want to have it on set files when you click the link to download it you'll be requested a password, this ...
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Directory Permissions Issue in one domain when site accessible from multiple domain

I have a Joomla 3.3 site that is accessible from sub.domain.com and domain.com (both pointing to the same Document Root). Both of them loads the site fine and the FTP account works as well but when I ...
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Joomla: Unable to decompress data OSX folder permissions?

I installed a blank new installation of Joomla3.3 on my localhost. I am trying to install a plugin, but I keep getting the error message "unable to decompress data". Joomla attempts to create a ...
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Permissions for folders and files for www-data Linux user

My question is pretty general. Lets assume I have a linux distribution web server, with the /var/www/ is the web directory. I used my superuser account to upload and unzip the Joomla installation ....
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Recommended practices regarding Joomla file/directory permissions and ownership on linux systems?

In the past I’ve often run into trouble with permissions and ownership of Joomla files/directories on linux systems. Problems included Not being able to transfer files to the server using programs ...