Magento Connect Permissions

Last modified by macsmart on Tue, July 6, 2010 05:56
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If you access Magento Connect and it’s telling you to check the write permissions (see image below), there’s a simple way to fix this.

Open up your SSH client and go to the directory where Magento is installed. Once you are there, copy and paste the following command:

  1. find . -type d -exec chmod 777 {} ;

That will change the permissions on all the directories to writable, and you should be able to use Magento Connect now.

Magento Connect write permissions error

After you’ve done what you’ve need to do in Magento Connect, reset your permissions.

NOTE: The only time you would receive this error is if you’re in a hosting environment that does not use some form of suEXEC. That means, when you try to use Magento Connect, it’s going to run as user nobody instead of your username. You must use SSH to upgrade Magento.