This tag discusses protection of data using system configuration or file-based permissions.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
29 views

Can't access files from a live USB's “casper-rw ” due to Permission Issues

A few days ago I got some old pictures off a broken Windows computer using an Ubuntu LiveUSB. I saved the files onto the pictures section of the Live USB then, thinking I had finished, I got rid of ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

External drive starts out read/write then after a couple of minutes it turns read only

I have an external drive that starts out read/write and I can make directories and files, but after a few minutes the drive turns to read-only. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Only one user is on ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

How to create a very limited user on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to make a safe workstation PC for sensitive data using Ubuntu 14.04. No user should have the right to: print, connect a USB flash drive to transfer files, send files via email or install ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Assigned access or guided access equivalent

Is there a way to restrict user to use only one app in ubuntu? In Windows it is assigned access feature and in iOS it is guided access feature.
0
votes
0answers
47 views

restricted access on GSM-Modem USBX for AT commands needed

I need help to prevent unwanted access for a GSM-MODEM on tty serial (USB0,1,2) by either: allow access (even for AT-commands) only for two programms, both are root (asterisk and smstools) or get ...
1
vote
0answers
87 views

restrict access to Internet in guest session in 14.04 LTS

Ciao! I am using ubuntu 14:04 LTS and would like to restrict access to the Internet in guest session at particular times, for example, in use from 10 am to 12 pm and from 5 pm to 7 pm. For all the ...
0
votes
1answer
143 views

Restrict user access to /proc and /sys

I have one big problem: setfacl does not seem to work for /proc and /sys, but I would like to restrict one specific users rights and I do not find it acceptable for that user to read stuff like ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

I can´t access the data from my external hard disc drive

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my new Laptop and I want to copy my data from my iMac to my new Laptpo using an external hard disc drive (Elements 500GB). I did a BackUp on my Mac and when I check ...
0
votes
2answers
808 views

How do I set permissions on a network-shared folder?

I used system-config-samba to expose a folder on the network with no user authentication. But I got permission failures, so I used chmod 666 shared_folder. When I go to \\computername from a ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How to restrict user activity in Ubuntu 13.10

I want to restrict user activity to only two specific applications. This is a remote connection program, Java and Mozilla in case the original app is not working. How can I do this? Do I need to ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How to give a normal user access only to the /var/log directory?

I have a non-admin user in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop 32-bit OS to whom I need to give permissions only to access /var/log as he needs to monitor logs and create reports related to it. I do not want to ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Why can't I use anything I download/Why can't I download Unbuntu restricted?

I'm a new user to Linux in general and I'm trying to download Ubuntu restricted add-ons package and I'm having trouble downloading anything. My computer said to download adobe installer and I did, but ...
3
votes
1answer
115 views

How to hide a code from myself until a specified time [closed]

Essentially, what I need is some way to generate and store a random string (20 characters long, say) for some period of time, such that there is no way for me to recover the string until the end of ...
0
votes
1answer
611 views

Can I prevent/restrict standard users from installing/uninstalling software?

Can i prevent/restrict standard user from installing/uninstalling software in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop?
-1
votes
2answers
111 views

Where is dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit [duplicate]

I am not able to find dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit?
2
votes
1answer
652 views

Can I allow a standard user to execute only certain sets of command in terminal? [duplicate]

Can I create a whitelist of commands that a standard user can execute in the terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop? I don't want to block the terminal for the standard user.
0
votes
2answers
862 views

How to prevent standard users from accessing other file directory in ubuntu -12-04 desktop? [duplicate]

I need to prevent/restrict standard users from accessing directory like bin,boot,dev,etc,lib,media?
0
votes
1answer
312 views

How to restrict standard users from accessing system setting in ubuntu-12.04 desktop?

I need to restrict/prevent standard users from accessing "system settings" in UI ?
0
votes
1answer
539 views

How can i prevent standard user from accessing terminal?

How can i prevent/restrict standard users from accessing terminal in ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386 ? I need to prevent standard users and administrators(not root account) in Ubuntu user accounts from ...
2
votes
1answer
293 views

How to block cd/dvd drive in Ubuntu?

I have created 3 standard users in my system and I want to disable CD/DVD drive for them. How to do it?
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Restricting usb usage [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu as a server with windows XP clients. I need to block USB ports for clients (xp) through ubuntu from accessing storage media without affecting the USB I/O devices. Is there any ...
0
votes
1answer
303 views

Disable all USB Storage Devices except USB Dongle

I need to disable all USB storage devices except a software Protection Dongle. How do I do it? I tried black listing the USB storage device, but that seems to block ALL usb devices including the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Why can't I change some file permissions?

I use Ubuntu 12.10 and whenever I click on .tex file it says it is an executable file. I wanted to remove this and tried gksu nautilus, but I can't tick off the permission. When I try to remove the ...
6
votes
1answer
425 views

How to restrict a user from accessing a particular application?

I want to restrict an application being opened under ordinary privileges. Only root shall run the application, so that contents wont be seen by others and they wont change anything.
8
votes
2answers
42k views

How to give nopasswd access to multiple commands via sudoers?

Below is what I know: I have to add this below line in sudoers file to give rights to the user for particular task. user_name ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/apt-get install In this case I want to give ...
3
votes
1answer
326 views

Need to write a script that will jailkit a user and give them access to a particular website directory

I have a ubuntu 12.04 app server hosting a few websites. We need to give access to the developer to only be able upload files to one of the websites. I have installed Jailkit but can't seem to find ...
1
vote
1answer
464 views

How do I set up user level restrictions on a gateway?

I am aware that Ubuntu Server can be used as a gateway to allow Internet connection to a LAN. Then we use IP tables or other firewall settings to restrict (for example), certain websites from being ...
-1
votes
1answer
370 views

How do i restrict user to make changes to NTFS partition ? (in easy steps)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict access to a NTFS partition to a standard (non-admin) user? I have 5 NTFS partition on single hard disk where ubuntu is also installed. I want to restrict ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Prevent the guest account from accessing a particular flash usb pen drive key?

My pen drive is very important to me. I have a 32GB one, with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. On then pen drive, I created two partitions; one ext4 for Ubuntu (5GB) and the other partition is fat32, so that ...
4
votes
2answers
941 views

How to restrict access to a NTFS partition to a standard (non-admin) user?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have 4 NTFS partitions. I have made 2 users: One for myself (Admin) and one for family (standard/non-admin). I successfully restricted the access to my home folder from ...