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I'm trying to access a network share via PHP, I understand that Apache runs PHP under the username www-data and from what I understand I can set permissions on the server to allow www-data to access the share, however I dont want to set it without a password.

I know I can mount the share with credentials as a point in ubuntu.

What I would like to do is set apache to run as a different username with a password, is this possible?
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The method for doing that is with 'suExec'.  That may work only for local permissions though.  I don't think you can set permissions on www-data to access shares on other computers, with or without a password.  www-data is intentionally very restricted.
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