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Re: apache account to run cronjob ?



On Thu, 2005-06-02 at 14:29 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:13:39AM -0700, M E Fieu wrote:
> > How to settle this issue.  Use apache to run cron job
> > to generate those file ? But my apache user account
> > has no shell configured. /bin/nologin  I need to
> > enable its shell ?
> 
> Make a group named "mysecret". Put apache in that group -- `gpasswd mysecret
> -a apache`, and create a non-privileged user account and put that in same
> group, and have that user run the cron job and make the data mode 640
> (That's "-rw-r-----"). And restart apache.

Alternatively, keep running from root's cron but have a job like this:

runuser -s /bin/sh -c "your job" apache

Paul.
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Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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