[mod_python] suEXEC and mod_python ( cgihandler )

Graham Dumpleton grahamd at dscpl.com.au
Mon Jan 8 04:27:26 EST 2007

On 08/01/2007, at 5:33 PM, Randall Randall wrote:

> Hi, all.
> I'm writing some CGI in Python, and one of the things I'd like
> to do is make it runnable under either CGI or mod_python.  That
> works fine in general.
> Given that my CGI scripts need to open files for writing, I use
> suEXEC with Apache 1.3 to run the Python scripts as the proper
> user.
> Can someone point me at either a URL (or search terms) for
> making mod_python work with suEXEC, or some alternative method
> for enforcing user/group on scripts run with mod_python's
> cgihandler?

Short answer is you can't do it with mod_python. The only way you can
have separate scripts be run as different users is with CGI and suEXEC.


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