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From "Karl Wright (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CONNECTORS-1480) Linux(and windows) file permission in ManifoldCF
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:22:03 GMT


Karl Wright commented on CONNECTORS-1480:

Hi Shashank,

(1) The local file system connector distributed with ManifoldCF does not enforce file system
permissions.  We are not in a position to modify it, either, because of backwards compatibility
(2) For Windows, the JCIFS connector does enforce security, in conjunction with the Active
Directory authority.  If you were crawling Windows only, that is what I'd recommend that you
(3) If you want to write your own Unix connector, it is straightforward to do so.  There is
even a book.  It's outdated but you should be able to largely work with it.  Here's the link:
(4) We're happy to answer any questions you might have on how to use or develop for ManifoldCF.


> Linux(and windows) file permission in ManifoldCF
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CONNECTORS-1480
>                 URL:
>             Project: ManifoldCF
>          Issue Type: Wish
>    Affects Versions: ManifoldCF 2.8.1, ManifoldCF 2.9
>         Environment: Cent OS
>            Reporter: Shashank Raj
>            Assignee: Karl Wright
>            Priority: Critical
>              Labels: manifoldcf
> I have been working on a project based on file system crawling through ManifoldCF and
indexing it through Solr. While crawling, manifold initially doesn't look for *file permissions*
and hence it does not shows up on the query list of Solr 7.1. 
> To add custom fields we need to edit +mcf-filesystem-connector.jar+ present in +apache-manifoldcf-2.9-bin\apache-manifoldcf-2.9\connector-lib+
> If there any method already present to get file permissions and linux qgroups without
editing the source code since I am looking for version flexibility, it would be very helpful.

> I am just starting up with ManifoldCF so it would be really helpful if you guide me through
the process. Thanks in advance.

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