www-data permissions on /var/www

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 26 08:35:12 UTC 2012

On 26 November 2012 00:28, Knute Johnson <ubuntu at knutejohnson.com> wrote:
> On 11/25/2012 00:37, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 11/25/2012 02:21 AM, katrina warsaw wrote:
>>> Hello!:
>>> You must think that human users have their userids upper of 1000.
>>> www-data user is really the user who admins the website, is the user and
>>> group of your webserver , and  your web's user or your web's visitors
>>> are from group "others".
>>> I wish this helps you!
>> Correct, user AND group must be set to www-data.
>> sudo chmod -R www-data:www-data /var/www
>> You'll be good to go if everything, directories AND data files, are set
>> in that fashion. Ric
> What do you do if you need a directory writable by someone other than
> www-data?  In my case a web cam that needs to upload images?

Put the user that is running the web cam s/w in the www-data group.  A
user can be in many groups.


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