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Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook by Tom Canavan

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Ensuring permissions are correct

In any computer, files and programs have a 'permission' level, meaning it states who can read, write, change, or run them. In Joomla! (Linux-based machines) we have three sets of permissions: one for the 'owner', one for the 'group', and one for the 'world'. A common security mistake is setting these incorrectly.

In this short recipe, you will check your permissions for your 'files' and 'folders'.

Getting ready

You will need:

Your FileZilla FTP client and FTP username and password.

How to do it...

  1. Open your FileZilla FTP client and in your Site Manager select your web host
  2. In the right-hand pane of FileZilla, you will see your files and folders. To the far right (scroll over ) you will see the Permissions and Owner/Group ...

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