[Samba] Force user permission in specific folders

Eric Shubert ejs at shubes.net
Thu Aug 29 09:20:19 MDT 2013

On 08/29/2013 04:40 AM, Patric Falinder wrote:
> Hi,
> It's not that often that I'm messing around with Samba but I have a dilemma
> that I need some help with.
> I have a share called "common", users can create folders and files just
> fine but I'm wondering if it's possible to force folders/files to be
> created with certain user/group owner in just that specific folder.
> I not I can force so that everything is created with a specific user/group,
> but I want it specific to folders.
> Lets say I create a file in "/common/" and it will be created with the
> owner that I'm logged in as, lets say the user "john".
> But if John, or anyone, creates a file in "/common/files/" I want it to be
> created with the owner "james" no matter who creates it.
> Is this possible to achieve?
> The reason I need this is because I have a Samba share with all our www/ftp
> folders and they are owned by the user that's has the FTP-account for that
> specific folder. If I create a folder or whatever it will change the
> permission so that the FTP-user can't edit/delete it. I don't really want
> to chmod 777 on everything in there.
> If it's not possible, how do people mange this? Or should I not make a
> Samba share like this?
> Thanks,
> -Patric

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