You are browsing a read-only backup copy of Wikitech. The primary site can be found at


From Wikitech-static
Revision as of 20:53, 15 October 2015 by imported>BryanDavis (→‎permission/security hierarchy: change apache to www-data)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

reserved UIDs & GIDs

This is most likely not the desired state yet, but just starting out with the current situation on fenari. Should be edited to reflect the desired situation, being equal on all servers.

  • (table columns are sortable)
UID GID user name
33 33 www-data
48 48 apache
107 112 puppet
110 115 nagios
111 116 mwdeploy

permission/security hierarchy

the security hierarchy looks as follows as decribed by TimStarling:

  • root > wikidev > mwdeploy > www-data
    • root can own wikidev but wikidev can't own root
    • wikidev can own mwdeploy but mwdeploy can't own wikidev
    • scripts owned by mwdeploy can only be run by www-data
    • everything has to su to www-data before running maintenance scripts

also see: RT:1406