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Re: [GMG-Devel] Fwd: Re: Media directory permissions

From: Jim Campbell
Subject: Re: [GMG-Devel] Fwd: Re: Media directory permissions
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 11:21:45 -0500

Thanks for confirming, Sebastian.

On Tue, May 19, 2015, at 02:34 AM, Sebastian Hugentobler wrote:
> > I talked about it with Chris today, and we decided to go with the first
> > option. I've updated the docs to create the mediagoblin system / user
> > account with 'mediagoblin:www-data' / 'mediagoblin:nginx' permissions.
> >
> > It almost works. I think I've discovered that the user_dev directory
> > does not give any permissions to group/other by default. It only gives
> > permissions to the owner, and I think that is blocking the web server
> > from accessing the media:
> >
> > drwx------.  4 mediagoblin nginx        4096 May 19 03:01 user_dev
> >
> > I understand that user_dev/crypto is important to keep private (so that
> > would be appropriate to be set as 700), but the above default permission
> > prevents access to user_dev/media (which is where all of the beautiful
> > pictures get stored).  Somehow that permission is getting set by default
> > in that manner during installation. I think that resolving that will fix
> > media issues.
> It definitely does, I am running my instance with these permissions
> (sorry for not coming forward earlier, I overlooked this thread).
> I will take a look at my ansible role to see if there's more I forgot to
> report.

I would probably recommend permissions of 750 on the user_dev directory.
 Chris, is this something that you could look at in the code?


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