I have a php script uploading files to a certain folder, currently they are uploading as a ‘psacln’ group, so that I can delete the files via FTP. This was all working fine when PHP was running as FastCGI, I had to change PHP to run as Apache Module in order to get a php extension to work. But now I can’t delete files via PHP script because permission is denied. I assume because now the group ‘Apache’ is trying to delete the file that belongs to ‘psacln’. How do I allow apache to delete those files?
EDIT: ls -alF
drwxr-xr-x 2 fugitiveink psacln 4096 Nov 13 14:05 92/ drwxr-xr-x 2 fugitiveink psacln 4096 Nov 13 06:57 93/ drwxr-xr-x 2 fugitiveink psacln 4096 Nov 13 14:12 95/ drwxr-xr-x 2 fugitiveink psacln 4096 Dec 21 18:56 96/ drwxr-xr-x 2 fugitiveink psacln 4096 Dec 21 08:30 97/ drwxr-xr-x 2 fugitiveink psacln 4096 Nov 13 14:26 98/ drwxr-xr-x 2 fugitiveink psacln 4096 Nov 13 14:28 99/
I assume that you have shell and root access to this system. If so, you can try adding the apache user (typically
www-data) to the
The proper way to do this is to use
usermod, though I typically just edit the file directly.
In short if your apache user is
sudo usermod apache --append --groups psacln
This basically gives the apache user access to any files & directories that are owned by the psacln group.
If this doesn’t work, post an example of your directory with the file permissions (
ls -alF) and we can work from that.
To directly edit the groups file using nano (substitute with whichever editor you’re comfortable with):
sudo nano /etc/groups
and find the
psacln group and add the
Note that the gid (
130) will undoubtedly be different.
Set the permissions on the upload directory to 777 (wrx for all users). Can you still upload new files? If you can, you should be able to delete files.