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File Permissions Prevent Registration (6 posts)

  1. blinovitch
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    On a 3.0.4 installation of WordPress with Buddypress and other related plugins, I've noticed SI Captcha has an issue.

    New users can't register unless the permissions for folder /captcha-secureimage/captcha-temp set to 0777, apparently. The audio captcha file is usually N-O-N-O when that happens. Setting captcha-temp to 0777 fixes the problem.

    Setting that folder to 0777 seems unwise -- and it has to be reset every time the plugin is updated -- so I'm wondering what's causing that.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/

  2. Mike Challis
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need a URL to site to even begin to see if I could find the cause.

    My captcha-temp directory works fine at 0755
    It could be a group ownership problem: CHOWN.
    If you do not know how to check that, contact your web host tech support.

  3. blinovitch
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So I just got shell access to the host directory. ls -l reveals the captcha-temp directory has the same owner and group as everything else there.

  4. Mike Challis
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I cannot help you any further with permissions problems, nothing is wrong with the plugin in that regard. contact your web host for support with that.

  5. blinovitch
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'll look into that. Thanks for responding so quickly.

  6. mrmuu
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The folder need to be writable with the user running Apache, in my case, the folder owner was the ftp user, group was the same as apache was using but the permissions was set to 755, changing to 775 solved the problem

    # pwd
    /usr/share/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/captcha-secureimage
    # ls -l | grep captcha-temp
    drwxr-xr-x 2 wordpress www-data  4096 2011-02-21 10:43 captcha-temp
    # chown g+w captcha-temp
    # ls -l | grep captcha-temp
    drwxrwxr-x 2 wordpress www-data  4096 2011-02-21 10:43 captcha-temp

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