Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#8453 assigned Bug/Something is broken

Permission Problems with Drupal Site

Reported by: web@… Owned by:
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: drupal, access, permissions Cc:
Sensitive: no



I've been trying to work on the site but keep having problems with the drupal mods I'm installing. I got my experty buddy to help, and said my login does not have write-access to the directories, so I am unable to fix the problems we're having. Can I please have more access?


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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by

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Looping Ross in to help answer your question.

What user did you set the account up with, is the same user that has server access on the hosting order?

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by

Ummmm... sorry I'm not sure what you mean. Someone set me up with the account "ng3nathan" which has shell access now. But I'm not the original one who setup the drupal site and got the first login for our GatGat tech group. Which are you asking for?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by

The user that 'owns' the permission on the server is ng3net, so any changes that affect directories on the server need to be done with that user.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by

i have the credentials for ng3net and tried a simple update, got:

0 ng3net@chelsea:~/$ drush up
WD fb: Could not initialize Facebook API.                            [error]
Failed to find the Facebook client libraries at                      [error]
sites/all/libraries/facebook-php-sdk/src/facebook.php.  Read the
README.txt and follow the instructions carefully.
0 ng3net@chelsea:~/$

someone else installed the facebook module I think through the internal drupal module control page.

with drupal, are all 'admins' equal? should module installs through the built-in drupal panel work? or is using ssh for drush a better approach?

on the shell, can others also get authorization to perform the needed tasks, or do we simply share the 'owner' login/pw as needed?

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comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by

Technically, if someone has admin privileges then they have all of the privileges of an admin. Only user 1 is different in that user 1 always has all permissions.

As far as module installation, I only use drush from the commandline, it's a much more stable and maintainable system.

As for the user our common workflow is to use paswordless authentication through rsa keys, but you can share the password if you need to.


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