NMIS8 Unix File Permissions
NMIS normally runs under it's own user, all files under the nmis directory should be owned by nmis and in the group nmis. In order to allow apache to serve the CGI scripts, the nmis group is added to the apache user.
NMIS supplies several tools/scripts to help you get the permissions set correctly and to check that nothing is out of place.
Basic File Permissions
Make nmis user and group own all the files.
If you decide on a different user and group name, update the NMIS Configuration Config.nmis accordingly.
One of the joys of Unix is granular file permissions, one of the frustrations of Unix is granular file permissions. To assist we have added a handy script in the admin directory <nmisdir>/admin/fixperms.pl which will read the NMIS Configuration and fix the permissions accordingly.
Sample output from fixperms.pl command
Apache User File Permissions
As described in the installation guide, the HTTP Daemon user needs to be able to read and write the NMIS files, so you need to put the owner of the HTTP Daemon, this is usually the user apache or www-data. You can determine by running:
So the HTTP Daemon user is apache in this example.
Modify the Apache user groups
Then restart the HTTP Daemon