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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


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


See also


SuexecUserGroup Directive

Description: User and group permissions for CGI programs
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 processes with the user specified in the User directive. This directive replaces the Apache 1.3 configuration of using the User and Group directives inside of VirtualHosts.


SuexecUserGroup nobody nogroup