October CMS doesn't use the default_folder_mask in .env


I’m using Plesk to host an October CMS website. Plesk uses 750 as the default folder mask. I’ve changed it in .env to DEFAULT_FOLDER_MASK=750, but when I try to upload a file in the Media, it still tries to use 755 as a folder mask:

Permission denied: storage/temp/public/ab1/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable…etc etc.

How can I make sure October CMS uses the DEFAULT_FOLDER_MASK that’s defined in the .env file?

Hi and welcome @mlieshout,

When using October v3 and onwards, these permissions are indeed applied to the media disk automatically using these config keys:


Alternatively, and in older versions, you can set these config values yourself manually. See the Laravel docs for more information: File Storage - Laravel - The PHP Framework For Web Artisans

'local' => [
    'driver' => 'local',
    // ...
    'permissions' => [
        'file' => [
            'public' => 0644,
            'private' => 0600,
        'dir' => [
            'public' => 0755,
            'private' => 0700,

I hope this helps.


Yes, this works perfectly.


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@daftspunky Hi Sam. Why default is 777 (october 1) and not 755/644?

These defaults were for shared environments that use other protection methods like suPHP. Since moving to composer they are no longer used by default.

Ok, clear. Thank you.