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Ansible - Create and modify access control list entries using the acl module

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The acl module is used to create and modify access control list entries, similar to the getfacl and setfacl commands.In this example, an ACL entry is set on the /var/www directory so that by default john.doe (user) has rwx permission.

- name: setfacl --default --modify user:webadmin:rwx /var/www
  acl:
    path: /var/www
    entity: webadmin
    etype: user
    permissions: rwx
    state: present
    default: yes

 

In this example, an ACL entry is set on the /var/www directory so that by default the webgroup group has rwx permission.

- name: setfacl --default --modify group:webgroup:rwx /var/www
  acl:
    path: /var/www
    entity: webgroup
    etype: group
    permissions: rwx
    state: present
    default: yes

 

In this example, an ACL entry is set on the /var/www directory so that by default other has r (read only) permission.

- name: setfacl --default --modify group:webgroup:rwx /var/www
  acl:
    path: /var/www
    etype: other
    permissions: r
    state: present
    default: yes

 

The recursive option can be used to apply the ACL change to every file and directory below the parent directory.

- name: setfacl --default --modify g:webgroup:rwx /var/www
  acl:
    path: /var/www
    entity: webgroup
    etype: group
    permissions: rwx
    state: present
    default: yes
    recursive: true

 




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