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10.3: Re-enable personal web pages with FileVault active System
On Panther, when you first implement FileVault, your home directory is copied into a sparse image file and then remounted in its old location under /Users. One of the side effects of this is that you can no longer access the personal web sharing pages (~/Sites) in that directory. This is because the sparse image is remounted with only the owner permissions set (700).

To re-enable the personal web site, drop down to the terminal and enter the following:
chmod 755 ~
After this, you should be able to access your personal web site again.
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10.3: Re-enable personal web pages with FileVault active
Authored by: sweetsdream on Oct 29, '03 11:20:30AM

Couldn't you change permissions on the 'Sites' folder only? I don't have filevault activated on my Home folder to test.

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10.3: Re-enable personal web pages with FileVault active
Authored by: Tom Robinson on Apr 07, '04 04:48:55PM

To access a directory/file you need at least execute access on all the parent directories.

So you could set the permissions for the Sites folder but you'd also need to set everyone=x for the user's home directory.



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10.3: Re-enable personal web pages with FileVault active
Authored by: mjmeijer on Jan 18, '05 03:29:41AM

So that is:

chmod 711 ~
chmod 755 ~/Sites

worked for me!



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10.3: Re-enable personal web pages with FileVault active
Authored by: mjmeijer on Jan 18, '05 04:09:53AM

You should probably add also:

chmod 755 ~/Public
chmod 733 ~/Public/Drop\ Box

but I'm not sure...



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This is not a smart thing to do
Authored by: dirkstoop on Aug 24, '05 03:59:49PM
You should probably not do this at all, since any user will be able to read your entire home directory when you're logged if you do it this way.

Take a look at this newer hint by skeemer instead.

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