In the instructions Step 2âSet file permissions for the Setup Wizard, it states that these files and directories should be set to 777. This seems like a gaping security issue and the files come downloaded already with the following permissions:
755 - /var
644 - /var/.htaccess
755 - /app/etc
755 - all directories under /media
I’ve run an install already and it seemed to go alright, but I don’t want to run into any issues in the future because I didn’t set all of the above to 777.
I’m using mod_php and it looks like here, that those permissions I stated above match what the chmod would do...so I may have just answered my own question. I just wanted some feedback to double-check as this is my first time really installing and using Magento fully.