1.    05 Jul 2017 #1
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    Change folder permissions using custom executable program


    I work with a shared folder that I want to restrict write access to the folder unless the user goes through a custom upload manager.

    Scenario: Colleague can search, read, or download any editable file from within a folder, but can only add files to the folder using an executable file that has appropriate permissions (ownership).

    The Ask: How can the folder permissions be set to do any of the following: 1) see the executable file as a system program; 2) make the executable the folder owner; or 3) should/can the program be coded to run a chmod script to temporarily authorize write functions followed by a chmod back to restrict?

    Purpose: The "upload manager" will require the document/file author to check certain boxes to ensure the file is cataloged properly. I'm not looking for DCM software as a solution.

    Foreseeable challenges and savvy approaches are welcomed.
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  2.    05 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
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    Welcome to the forum. chmod is linux are you running a linux server? What is the upload manager if you could simply run this as an authorised user the job would work
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  3.    06 Jul 2017 #3
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    Samuria,
    All the users who are accessing the file system are running Windows workstations. The upload manager is a gate to ensure files are properly indexed before adding to the system. Since we have 50+ people constantly adding files, I'd rather deploy either an executable or some other system that allows everyone to upload real-time -- given all boxes are checked, rather than having an authorized user responsible for QC and file transfer.
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