Lesson 14. Understanding File Access

Goals

• Use the Server app to configure shared folders

• Understand the POSIX ownership and permissions model

• Understand access control lists (ACLs) and access control entries (ACEs)

• Configure OS X Server to control access to files based on user and group accounts, standard POSIX permissions, and ACLs

Now that Lesson 13 has familiarized you with the file sharing protocols you can enable, and the basics of creating, removing, and editing share points, it’s time to configure access to files. For access to files and folders, OS X Server uses basic file permissions in addition to optional access control lists (ACLs) to make authorization decisions about access to files and folders. In OS X, every file and ...

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