Permissions Panel

MAMP PRO - Permissions Panel

  • Document root
    The path of the document root of the selected host is displayed here.

  • Owner
    The user who owns the directory and all the subdirectories and files in it.

    • change to
      Select a new user here.
  • Group
    The group who has access to the directory and all the subdirectories and files in it.

    • change to
      Select a new group here.
  • Access rights
    For the web server to be able to access the files inside the document root folder and serve them to a web browser it needs adequate rights. If your web server is reporting “access denied” in its error log or parts of your web pages are missing this might be due to access rights problems.

    The rights dialog of MAMP PRO looks complicated at first sight but is actually very powerful. Not only does it show you the access rights of the document root folder but also all the rights of all the subdirectories and files inside it.

    The following shortcuts are used:

    • r = read
    • w = write
    • x = execute
    • - = not all objects have the same rights

    • Change directory rights
      Activate this checkbox if you want to change the rights assignment for directories.

    • Change file rights
      Activate this checkbox if you want to change the rights assignment for files.