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Setting up exclusive access to particular user to certain directories

Muthyala
Frequent Advisor

Setting up exclusive access to particular user to certain directories

HI

I would like to provide access to user to certain directories only.How can i do it ? .

I tried using setacl but did not work can you please help me on this.

TIA
Sri
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OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up exclusive access to particular user to certain directories

"I would like to provide access to user to certain directories only"

which gives at least 2 interpretations:
a) UserA can only access /dir1, /dir2 and /dir3 and no others. Other users can access them as well.
b) UserA, and only UserA can access /dir1, /dir2 and /dir3

I suspect you mean "option a".

You mentioned that setacl "didn't work"? what error, if any did it generate. If I recall correctly, acls are only available on specific types of filesystems. You might want to look at the following:

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1282498
http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1287684