[clug] Apache running as its users

Paul Bryan pa_bryan at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 13:53:47 EST 2003

Oops. Must learn to use List-reply!

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 12:33:20PM +1100, Michael James wrote:
> What I want is to switch on a per get basis.
> In the authentication phase, once the ID token (cookie, headers)
> has been accepted, priveledge switches to that user.
> This would work independant of the type of page
> be it; plain html, cgi-perl, java, or php.

Have a look at secureCGI[1]. I haven't used it before, so I can't tell you much
about it.

It talks about setting up a clean environment and executing scripts with
owner rights. I'm guessing that means the owner of the script. It may well
do what you want, or get you started anyway.


[1] http://securecgi.sourceforge.net/

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