Inherit Permissions!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by danc222, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have a mac pro running OSX Lion and Server 10.7.1. It is used as a server for 10 staff. The server is accessed by 3 accounts - admin, staff, and staff_special. There are different permissions on different folders on the server. For example, the accounting documents can only be accessed by admin etc.

    However, some folders can be read and written by all 3 groups. E.g. we have a folder called 'staff_exchange'. The problem is....when someone, say a staff user, creates a new folder within 'staff_exchange' - other users only READ ONLY access to such folders (sometime, no access at all).

    Why does this new folder not inherit the permissions of the root? Is there are way to turn this on automatically. At the moment, I have to manually reset the permissions whenever someone makes a folder. i.e. 12 times per day!

    Any help is much appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Les Kern, Sep 20, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012

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    Les Kern

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    #2
    Need to be very specific and use ACL's set to full control. Read/Write won't cut it. Just make some logical groups and add to ACL list, done.
     

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks Les,

    Forgive my ignorance, but what program is that screencap from? I can't find those options in my version of Server.

    Thanks
     
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    Les Kern

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    #4
    Sorry, that's from 10.6, but you can set ACL's in the Server app on 10.7. Concept the same, slightly different UI.
     

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