What permissions can I give my logs for Laravel to be able to read from them?

  laravel, linux, nginx, ubuntu

I am trying to display my logs on my website to verified users in Laravel based on my role based access control.

$file = fopen("/var/log/auth.log", "r") or die();
$content = fread($file, filesize("/var/log/auth.log"));

This hits me with an error:

fopen(/var/log/auth.log): failed to open stream: Permission denied

I can see that Laravel does not have the correct read permissions for this file and I do not what to do a typical chmod -R 777 due to security. I am using nginx but Laravel executes with php-fpm.

What user-group does my site execute in? What permissions should I give that user-group on my log files?

Source: Laravel

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