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From James Godrej <>
Subject [users@httpd] giving write permissions to apache user on some folders in document root
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:48:42 GMT
I am trying to get a few Content Management Systems up and running.
But I have security concerns with respect to them  

1) please see following link section 2 says
 The following directories need to be readable, writeable and executable for  

    * dokeos/main/inc/conf/
    * dokeos/main/upload/users/
    * dokeos/main/default_course_document/
    * dokeos/archive/
    * dokeos/courses/
    * dokeos/home/

I am not very happy with this idea of having directories to be 
readable,writeable and executable for every one.


the section
 Rights on folders  says

" If you don't want to set write access on the whole folders, which is 
recommended for security reasons, give to the web server user write access on 
these folders : "

Is this a recommended practice.?

3) Also another LMS (Learning Management System) while installing asked to give 
some folders writeable and executable for every one
here is a link 
While installing it I got a message 

     “The directory you specify must be created if it does not already exist     
and be writeable by the webserver. On Unix machines issue the command chmod 
a+rwx content, additionally the path may not contain any symbolic links.
    chmod a+rwx /var/www/atutor/content”

4) Another LMS docebolms asked to give write permissions on 
I checked its documentation
but was not that helpful.

I am not at all convinced by the idea of giving permissions to read,write and 
execute as these Learning Management Systems say.
Let me know what you people have to say?
What is the best practise in such situations?

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