|Stable release||2.3.0 / 7 August 2011|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
SetACL is a freeware utility for manipulating security descriptors on Microsoft Windows. It used to be available under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) as a command-line utility and as an ActiveX component, but changed to a freeware license in version 220.127.116.11.
This list of features is taken from the product's web page.
- Supports the following object types on Windows 2000, XP, Vista
- Manage permissions on local or remote systems in domains or workgroups.
- Set multiple permissions for multiple users or groups in a single command.
- Control how permissions are inherited.
- List, backup and restore permissions.
- All operations work on a single object or recursively on a directory or registry tree.
- Set the owner to any user or group.
- Unicode support.
- Remove, replace or copy a user or group from an ACL.
- Fast performance due to time consuming steps such as recursing a large file system are performed only once.
- Filter out object names not to be processed.
To set 'change' permissions on the directory 'C:\angela' for user 'brian' in domain 'dom1':
SetACL.exe -on "C:\angela" -ot file -actn ace -ace "n:dom1\brian;p:change"
Remove write and change permission sets from Desktop, replace with 'read and execute' permissions:
SetACL.exe -on "\\mycomputer\C$\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop" -ot file -actn ace -ace "n:mycomputer\username;p:write,change;m:revoke" -ace "n:mycomputer\username;p:read_ex"
An example of its use from AutoIt can be found here
- March 2001 SetACL program 0.x development begins
- December 2002 SetACL program 2.x development begins
- April 2003 2.0 beta 1 released
- July 2003 2.0 final released
- September 2003 18.104.22.168 released - Remove, replace or copy all Access Control Entries (ACEs) belonging to users or groups of a specified domain.
- January 2004 2.0.2 released - ActiveX support. can be used from any language that supports COM including AutoIt, Visual Basic, Perl, VBScript.
- May 2008 2.0.3 released - 64-bit support
- August 2010 2.1 released - Improved permission listing