[CentOS] Groups

Mon Jan 31 17:20:51 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Hey, Todd,

Todd wrote:
>> >> With /var/www/html owned by root:root and me loggin in as 'jason' I
>> >> cannot accomplish this. I don't allow root logins over ssh...
>> <snip>
>> > Would I change /var/www/html/<my domain> owner to myid:mygroup? I am
>> > not sure the famifications of this and how Apache would behave, etc.
>> > The whole of /var/www can belong to myid:mygroup as long as the apache
>> <snip>
>> Not a great idea. Rather, I'd recommend that it be the apache user
>> (apache or httpd, whichever you have it as, and have the directory of a
>> that you belong to (remember, you can have multiple secondary groups,
>> say, group httpd), and make it group writeable.
> I don't quite follow.
> if I do a 'getent groups' I do have apache as a group.

Or if you just type "groups" from the command line....
> So you are saying set the owner of /var/www/html<my domain> and all files
> below to apache:apache and then add my personal id to the apache group?

And make the directory you want to upload stuff into, not /var/www/html,
but /var/www/html/<yourdomain>/<maybewhatever>, group writeable, then
sudo usermod -G apache myusername