Propagating Workarea Group Permissions to Nested Folders & Files on Unix/Linux

11 December 2008
by Billy Czajkowska

A problem with TeamSite 6.7.1 on Solaris or Linux servers are when creating a new workarea, group permissions fail to propagate down; meaning permissions don;t filter down.
Any additional folders or files created or imported with the “File Import” menu action will take on the logged-on user”s primary group; not the workarea group.
To overcome this potential problem, configure the workarea permissions such that the group you specified is automatically propagated down to newly created folders and files; therefore inheriting the workarea group permissions only. This approach works applies to both ordinary Unix groups and TeamSite groups.
After creating a new workarea, enable the “set-group-ID” permission on the workarea by running the following command on cmd (execute the command as the user root);
chmod g+s
chmod g+s /default/main/branch1/WORKAREA/test_workarea
Once the command execute, you can verify the command has been successfully executed by running the command;
ls -ld
ls -ld /default/main/branch1/WORKAREA/test_workarea
You should find a “s” in the group permissions, such as:  drwxrwsr-x

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