How To Change Owner And Group of Directory In Linux

Suppose you have given access to a directory to someone to upload and download the files on the server but he’s getting access denied permission. We can change the user owner and group permission with chown command in Linux.

How To Change Owner And Group of Directory In Linux:

Do you know why? Because by default, the root will be the owner and group of that
directory. Try the following steps to understand,

Check Out: Create User & Group Using Command line

Step 1: Create a user and group with any name. I have created the user ‘admin’ and group ‘webadmin’.

useradd admin
groupadd webadmin

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Step 2: I’m assuming, you have given server access to the user by using the ssh PPK key.

mkdir data

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As you can see the owner and group are the roots for the data directory.

Check Out: How To Create PPK Key For Login Using SSH In Linux

If you have given access to this directory to the user, So they won’t be able to upload or download the files and do anything.

The solution is you need to change the owner and group of the  directory.
chown -R admin:webadmin data

How To Change Owner

Step 3: Now try to upload and download the files here. You won’t get any permission denied.

YouTube Link: Change owner and group

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