Problem finalizing instalation rights issue


#1

Hi I am in the final stage of installing owncloud on my own webserver where I run several WP sites, phpmyadmin etc.. all fine
The installation went smoothly until I got this message:

Data directory (/var/www/..../data) is readable by other users
Please change the permissions to 0770 so that the directory cannot be listed by other users.

If I chmod to 0770 I get the following two messages :
(1)
Data directory (/var/www/..../data) is invalid
Please check that the data directory contains a file ".ocdata" in its root.

(the data directory does exist and the file .ocdata is in place at the root of the dir)_

(2)
Data directory (/var/www/../data) not writable by ownCloud
Permissions can usually be fixed by giving the webserver write access to the root directory.

So when I do this (777) I get again:

Data directory (/var/www/.../data) is readable by other users
Please change the permissions to 0770 so that the directory cannot be listed by other users.

not sure how to fix this I seem to be going round in a circle

thanks for any help


#2

You need to apply the permissions matching your current setup (like webserver user or owner of the files). Information how to do this are available at the documentation [1].

[1]

https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/installation/installation_wizard.html#strong-perms-label


#3

Thank you very much kljhlkhglklfgh
The link was a great help I managed to get all working great VG !
Also a little crash course down memory lane server management
best regards
pp46
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