usd205k at gmail
May 2, 2012, 7:42 PM
Post #3 of 3
Hi Andre, thanks for your answer...
Re: Please Help : Perl Script to Make Dynamic Apache MPM-ITK Config
[In reply to]
you asked me :
I suppose that your directories /home/mac.example.com etc.. already belong
to some specific UID/GID, so why do you not just use those in your
respective Apache <VirtualHost> sections ? That seems to be how it is
supposed to work.
well, I'm using VirtualDocumentRoot on the <VirtualHost> sections, means
those /home folders will be accessed by Apache using UID www-data. not
their own UID.
that's why I need MPM-ITK to switch Apache UID from its default into mac,
max or taylor. I'm not quite sure if it can be done without MPM-ITK...
can Mod-Perl just 'catch' the URL on http request, let's say max.example.com,
and then put it as variable so I can put it on the MPM-ITK section?
that's all I want...
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 1:45 AM, André Warnier <aw [at] ice-sa> wrote:
> Robert Hanson wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I have multiple users with their own /home folder. These users also
>> sub-domain of my server. for example :
>> mac.example.com >> /home/mac.example.com
>> max.example.com >> /home/max.example.com
>> taylor.example.com >> /home/taylor.example.com
>> by using MPM-ITK my Apache can be configured to access those folders with
>> UID and GID specified. not as www-data, Apache's default. and that's
>> exactly what I want. I want my Apache change its UID into mac, while
>> accessing /home/mac.example.com and so on...
>> unfortunately, Apache configuration file seems doesn't support 'variables'
>> to put as AssignUserId on my /etc/apache2/apache.conf
>> tons of documentation on the internet told me that the configuration
>> be like this (STATIC) :
>> <IfModule mpm_itk_module>
>> AssignUserId user group
>> until this Mod Perl gave me a little bit hope to make everything works...
>> only have this 'clue' to make Apache config file runs dynamically :
>> but I'm not Perl-guy, I have no idea how to modify those codes to fits my
>> need. please kindly help me... thanks before.
> I will save you some time : the link above points to some perl code, but
> the purpose of that perl code is not at all what you are looking for, and
> would be useless in your case.
> (It authenticates the user *for Apache*, but it does not change the
> user-id under which *Apache is running* (at the OS level), which is what
> you seem to want.)
> Now, as far as the mpm-itk module is concerned :
> This is really a subject for the support list of mpm-itk, which you should
> find here :
> But having had a quick look at the configuration, it seems indeed that in
> > <IfModule mpm_itk_module>
> > AssignUserId user group
> > </IfModule>
> both "user" and "group" refer to fixed UID a GID of defined OS users (on
> the host where your Apache httpd is running). So you cannot use a variable
> But why would you want to ?
> I suppose that your directories /home/mac.example.com etc.. already
> belong to some specific UID/GID, so why do you not just use those in your
> respective Apache <VirtualHost> sections ? That seems to be how it is
> supposed to work.
> For any further details, I think that you should ask the mpm-itk mailing
> list, where you will probably get much better answers.