What are the Umbraco file / folder permissions and how do I set them? Print

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You can change the file permissions on your website via SolidCP.

 

Head to SolidCP

 

Click Hosting Space Menu on the left-hand side of the control panel.

 

Then click File Manager

 

Browse to so that you can see the folder / file you wish to change permissions on, then click the padlock icon.


In the Pop-up Window which opens, set the permissions as required

 

Finally click Set Permissions

 

Umbraco 6, 7 and 8 permissions

File / folder Permission Comment
/Web.config Read / Write

Only needed for setting database and version Information during installation. So can be set to read-only afterwards for enhanced security

/App_Code Read / Write

This folder and its files are used for dynamically loading in and generating dlls

/App_Data Read / Write

This folder and its files are used for cache and storage

/App_Plugins Read / Write

This folder and its files are used by packages

/Bin Read / Write

Needed for installing packages, if no packages are installed, this can be set to read access only

/Config Read / Write

Only needed for setting database and version Information during installation. So can be set to read-only afterwards for enhanced security

/Css Read / Write

This folder and its files are used for css files

/Media Read / Write

This folder and its files are used for media files uploaded via Umbraco CMS interface

/Scripts Read / Write

This folder and its files are used for script files

/Umbraco Read / Write

For upgrades and package installation, it can be set to read-only afterwards

/Views Read / Write

This folder and its files are used for template, partial view and macro files

Umbraco 9+ permissions

File / folder Permission Comment
/appSettings*.json Modify / Full control

Only needed for setting database and a global identifier during installation. So can be set to read-only afterwards for enhanced security

/App_Plugins Modify / Full control

Should always have modify rights as the folder and its files are used by packages

/umbraco Modify / Full control

Should always have modify rights as the folder and its files are used for cache and storage

/Views Modify / Full control

Should always have modify rights as the folder and its files are used for template, partial view and macro files

/wwwroot/css Modify / Full control

Should always have modify rights as the folder and its files are used for css files

/wwwroot/media Modify / Full control

Should always have modify rights as the folder and its files are used for media files uploaded via Umbraco CMS interface

/wwwroot/scripts Modify / Full control

Should always have modify rights as the folder and its files are used for script files

/wwwroot/umbraco Modify / Full control

For upgrades and package installation, it should have modify rights, but can be set to read-only afterwards


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