Keeping credentials safe on the server

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Keeping credentials safe on the server

Postby leke » Sat May 21, 2011 2:40 pm

If I have a text file full of user credentials, is it enough just to set the file permissions to 500 on the server to keep it protected?

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Postby Dutch_Master » Sat May 21, 2011 2:53 pm

No. Don't keep it on the server, unless you really must. Even then it's probably wise to keep it outside the DocumentRoot...

As for permissions, 400 allows only read by the owner, 600 also allows write operations. An uneven number indicates executable permissions, quite unnecessary for a simple text-file ;)
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