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SetGID practical example


We want webserver root to be writable by users who has developers group. New files should inherit chown :apache and chmod 664 so that all developers can read and write.

Create developers group and a sample user#

groupadd developers

useradd -g developers --create-home developer1 \
        --key PASS_MAX_DAYS=60 \
        --key PASS_MIN_DAYS=0 \
        --key PASS_MIN_LEN=14 \
        --key PASS_WARN_AGE=7

Modify sudoers#


Verifying the user#

id developer1
uid=1004(developer1) gid=1005(developers) groups=1005(developers)

chage -l developer1
Last password change                                    : Jun 03, 2022
Password expires                                        : Aug 02, 2022
Password inactive                                       : never
Account expires                                         : never
Minimum number of days between password change          : 0
Maximum number of days between password change          : 60
Number of days of warning before password expires       : 7

Change ownership of the files#

find /var/www/html -exec chown apache:apache {} \;

Enabling SetGID#

chmod g+s /var/www/html # chmod 2775 /var/www/html

Chmod 775 only directories#

find /var/www/html -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;

Chmod 664 only files#

find /var/www/html -type f -exec chmod 664 {} \;

Last update: July 13, 2022
Created: July 13, 2022