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Re: Non-root services?



On Sun, 2002-08-11 at 15:06, James West wrote:
>  
> I'm having some trouble with getting certain services thar don't run as root, 
> using pam. 
>  
> Namely postgresql runs as user postgres, but I was expirimenting with various 
> versions of pam_unix and had no luck getting it to auth, until I messed with 
> permissions of /etc/shadow. 
>  
> Now, I'm sure this is a really old and obvious problem. (and if the truth be 
> known I can probably work without it) 
>  
> But, is there a way around it?  

We usually make a new group, shadowreaders, and:
chgrp shadowreaders /etc/shadow
chmod g+r /etc/shadow

and add the users to that group.







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