Write permission for websites is assigned differently, depending on if the website is located on our Unix or Windows Web server.
Access control list group pairs are used to grant
privileges on the Unix Web server. One ACL is the "owner" group and has
authority to alter membership in the second "authoring" ACL. There is a standard
convention for creating and naming these groups.
Author groups start with g-www:g- and end in something that
uniquely identifies the group with the relevant Web space. The owner group
starts with g-www:owner-g- and ends the same as the authoring group. For
example, the authoring ACL for the Accelerator Department Web space is named g-www:g-ad
and the owner ACL is g-www:owner-g-ad.
When new Web space is set up on the Unix Web server, groups
are created and applied to the space. Once the space is established, members of
the owner group can make changes to authoring group.
For permissions on the Windows servers, the Web Information
Manager needs to know who (the Windows account name) will be advanced author or
authors in the space. On the Windows servers, administration of the Web site is
restricted to the Web Information Manager and the server administrators. A
global SLAC Windows security group is usually established to include the authors
for the Web space. Changes to this group are made by the group owners through
the HelpTrack system (see Request change in Windows Security Group).
Files on the Windows web servers can be accessed through
the Windows file system or through FrontPage. See Accessing web file space on
our Windows web servers for more information.