Website File Permissions Issues


If files necessary for the website are not able to be accessed, check that the App Pool Identity user has Read (at least) permissions to the website's local directories and their contents.

  1. Find the App Pool Identity in IIS, by getting the Advanced Settings on the website in question, and checking "Application Pool"
  2. Get Properties on the website's directory. On the Security tab, ensure that the App Pool's user has been granted Read permission, applied to "this folder, subfolders and files"