FIle Permiossion Issue - Multiple users

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by jaymenna78731, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. jaymenna78731 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2015
    We have a Web app that write files to DropBox.

    Lots of internal users need the documents that the web app creates.

    In the beginning we simply had everyone who needed access to the documents created by the web app Sync their own Macs and PC to the Dropbox.

    However this became silly as we how have 75,000 documents and every time one was added (hundreds per day) 30 PCS, all on the same shared office internet connection try to grab a copy of the document....choking of the bandwidth for other things and filling lots of hard drives. (killing a few MacBook Airs with their tiny drives etc)

    So we added a single mac mini to suck down the Drop Box documents locally, set up SMB and AFP and we thought we were good. Added each user.

    We set the main folders read write permissions to: All Read & Write.

    Our issue is that new folders are created and they are not getting the "open" permission for all.

    What do we need to do to make sure all users can read and write to the dropbox?

    (PS How the heck do i edit the title of this post???)
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    I believe you can get info on the top-most folder, select your permissions, and press the grad and select "Apply to enclosed items"
  3. jaymenna78731, Jul 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015

    jaymenna78731 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2015
    This only works for files that are already there when you do it.

    However any new files that are created do not inherit the permissions.
  4. Eliepins macrumors newbie


    Jul 31, 2015
  5. jaymenna78731 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2015

    Yes. I installed OSX server and created the users there.

    I had to create each user separately ads could not get the groups to work.

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