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RE: file() and Win32 security attributes

Tim Golden
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GK> how can I force file() to create files that
GK> have "ALL ACCESS FOR EVERYONE" security attributes? Other than by a
GK> major rewrite of my existing code modules replacing the existing
GK> "native-python" code by win32file / win32security calls?

In short, I don't believe you can (other than reworking the necessary
Python module source and rebuilding...). However (and I'm not an NT
security guru by any means) I think you can up permissions so that the
files in a directory inherit the folder's permissions. This won't of
course help you if you want to create files in arbitrary directories.

>In case you're wondering what is happening here:
>- user A with admin rights logs on to NT and uses python to create a
>- user A logs off
>- user B without admin rights logs on to NT and uses python to access
>said file -> doesn't work, because B has no admin rights and cannot
>access files created by an administrator.

Strictly, it doesn't matter who the file is created by, but rather
what permissions it acquires during its creation. (The ownership
might matter as a tie-breaker but I'm not sure what happens if an
administrator removes my permissions on a file which I own).

I do have a rough-edged nt_security module (based on the win32all/pywin32
which does something to simplify ACL maintenance. If you're interested, let


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