Suggested Directory and File Permissions

I have Ubuntu 20.04 server with Django applications, Nginx and Gunicorn. I was wondering what is the best and most secure practice for directory permissions for my website and apps? I have researched and read 755 for directories and 644 for files. Would this be the best practice for all directories and files for my Django apps and Nginx?

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June 10, 2022
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Hi @mpasquali,

Usually, yes folders generally do tend to have 755 and files 644 permissions. Those are the default standards. Having said that some files and folders have different perms, it really does depend on the case. Usually, config files might be with perms 400 and some folders might have 600 permissions. Having said that, thread carefully as some permissions break the functionality of the App.

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