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Custom 'group' that includes 'nobody'

Discussion in 'Security' started by PhilGlau, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. PhilGlau

    PhilGlau Active Member

    Nov 3, 2010
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    New to cPanel. We run only our own corporate websites on our box.

    On a previous system, (Ensim), we were able to set up a custom group that allowed the Apache/PHP process to run files, but a similar method doesn't seem to be working on cPanel. I'm probably doing something wrong... :eek:

    Here's the idea:

    Lets assume that we have 'site1' and 'site2'.

    Normally in the public_html directory of each, the files would need to be set up as:

    "site1:nobody" and "site2:nobody" (usr:grp) in order for PHP on cPanel to run the files using DSO mode.

    Due to a variety of reasons, we'd prefer to have other users also be able to access the files other than just the members of 'nobody'.

    On the previous box, I created a group called 'www' which included the users I wanted appended to that group.

    Group 'www' would have users 'site1', 'site2','nobody', 'customuserA','customuserB', etc.

    When I tried that on cpanel and then chgrp the files to 'www', I get the Internal Server Error 500 even though 'www' includes 'nobody' as a user???

    Since 'nobody' is a user on the group 'www', why am I getting the Internal Server Errors? I'm assuming that somewhere a policy is being enforced that either the user or the group MUST be 'nobody'. How do I change this?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS. I'm liking cPanel a lot more than Ensim already... Upgrading Apache & PHP is a snap!

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