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Apache Module mod_suexec

Description:Allows CGI scripts to run as a specified user and Group
Status:Extension
Module Identifier:suexec_module
Source File:mod_suexec.c
Compatibility:Available in Apache 2.0 and later

Summary

This module, in combination with the suexec support program allows CGI scripts to run as a specified user and Group.

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SuexecUserGroup Directive

Description:User and group for CGI programs to run as
Syntax:SuexecUserGroup User Group
Context:server config, virtual host
Status:Extension
Module:mod_suexec
Compatibility:SuexecUserGroup is only available in 2.0 and later.

The SuexecUserGroup directive allows you to specify a user and group for CGI programs to run as. Non-CGI requests are still processed with the user specified in the User directive.

Example

    SuexecUserGroup nobody nogroup
    

In Apache httpd 2.3.9 and later, startup will fail if this directive is specified but the suEXEC feature is disabled.

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