[CentOS] Best way to secure apache web root

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Fri Nov 27 12:27:14 UTC 2009


Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
> I have a site running drupal.  The apache user therefore needs to be
> able to write certain files (CSS files for example).
> 
> I also have a directory under my web root which is a SAN mount, to
> which apache must be able to write.
> 
> What is the most secure way to implement this?
> 
> I am thinking:
> 
> chown -R root:apache /var/www/html
> chmod -R 0750 /var/www/html
> chown apache:apache for where need to write

Yes, use acl and selinux.

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Eero


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