Setting Permissions

If you edit your files directly in the CCLI , you will probably need to set their permissions before they will be publicly available on the web. If the permissions are not set right, your audience will see a page that says "Forbidden" instead of the page you intended.

To set the permissions:

  1. Telnet (or preferably, ssh) to login.hu.mtu.edu and log in to your account. Remember that, by default, your UNIX password is your M-number.
  2. At the command prompt, type permissions and hit enter. All the directories and files in your public_html folder are now public.
  3. You may want to leave the telnet or ssh session open in a background window, so that you can type the command in again if needed. Tip: to retype the previous command in UNIX, use the up arrow.