How to run CGI script as a certain user without using Virtual Domain.
Posted on 2003-02-27
Hi experts. I am a bit confused here.
Apache 1.3, Perl 5.6.1
I want to run Mailman(listserv) scripts from a perl cgi script. The mailman scripts need to be run as either "root" or "list" to execute properly.
I got it to work when I setup the domain name to run as the user "list" in the apache virtual hosts setup. But I would rather not do it this way since I may want to run something else as a different user down the road.
Is there a way to setup the web page to ask for a username on the page, that will run the script as that user? Or, can I just set the script somehow to run as a certain user? Like sudo? I would like it to be automatic, but that might be a security problem, so if I had to login to the page that would be ok I guess.
So if I initate the cgi script from a HTML page, would this all work ok. Is security a problem doing this?