Articles by: dthompson

WebDAV and Access Control Lists (ACL’s)

Using ACLs with WebDAV allows for much finer control.

In the past, in order to allow a user access either access locally to their home directory or remotely via WebDAV the ownerships on the folders either had to be owned by the user themselves for local access or owned by www for remote access. Because of this the POSIX permissions often got quite messy.

This is all a thing of the past now with Tiger and ACL implementation. The ability to add the user www to your existing home folders allows for many advantages over the previous way. With ACL’s administrators can override the older POSIX style UNIX permissions and bring their servers (including web based services) into the 21st century.

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