[FX.php List] [OFF] Windows Temp permissions for uploading

Joel Shapiro mail at jsfmp.com
Mon Nov 17 20:07:23 MST 2014

Hi Beverly

Thanks for the reply!  

chmod(), I have learned, is a Unix (& Linux) function and does not work on Windows.

Further down the page I'd linked to was a comment that using copy() instead of move_uploaded_file() will use the target directory's permissions, and this has worked for my situation.  A potential risk is that copy() will overwrite same-named files while move_uploaded_file() won't.  That probably won't be an issue for me since I'm deleting the file (via unlink() ) after I InsertFromURL it into an FM container field.  And/or maybe I can temporarily modify the file name &/or additional folder with something unique to remove any possibility of unwanted overwriting.

(And I'll probably still play around with permissions anyway to see if I can make it work as it's "supposed to")


On Nov 17, 2014, at 6:03 PM, BEVERLY VOTH <beverlyvoth at gmail.com> wrote:

> I haven't read the entire article. Does chmod() help?
> <http://php.net/manual/en/function.chmod.php>
> (I got there from here: <http://php.net/manual/en/features.file-upload.php>)
> Beverly
> On Nov 17, 2014, at 7:56 PM, Joel Shapiro <mail at jsfmp.com> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I've got a situation.  I'm uploading files via PHP to a Windows Server 2008 (IIS7).  The file is successfully uploading to C:\Windows\Temp and then successfully moving to an "uploads/" directory inside the site.  However, there's some kind of permissions problem on the file inside /uploads/.
>> If I point my browser to the uploaded file ("xyz.com/uploads/myFile.docx"), I get a "401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials." error.
>> If I manually move the same myFile.docx into the /uploads/ folder (via my Mac's Finder, not uploaded via PHP), then pointing to the file's URL (as above) successfully downloads the file.
>> This post:
>> http://www.howyoudo.info/index.php/how-to-fix-windows-server-upload-file-inherit-permissions-error/
>> *seems* like it should address this issue: "... The problem is when Windows copies that file, it keeps the temporary directory’s permissions and doesn’t inherit your web directory’s permissions."  But setting most of the existing Windows accounts/objects in Windows\Temp to Full Control doesn't fix the problem.
>> FWIW: This works fine on my Mac dev server.
>> Does anybody have any thoughts/suggestions?  Is there a specific account/object in C:\Windows\Temp that should be set a specific way?
>> TIA,
>> -Joel
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