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Install directory

    • 25 posts
    April 13, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

    Can we safely remove the install directory? Also, do we have to leave the public and temporary directories 777? I really don't like that. Any other security gotchas we don't know about?


    Peter Gruessing

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    • 4690 posts
    April 14, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

    No, you can't remove the install directory. Please follow all install instructions. Please also see the permissions tutorial in the knowledgebase as it shows the permissions the site needs in order to run properly. It does mention recursive permissions for some. Yes, those public and temp directories need to be 777. 

    I've not seen security issues from the settings. We've not had any support tickets in all these years from security issues due to the permissions. Keep the htaccess files in the folders though.