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Old 05-19-2007
start a program with other user's permission

I have some of programs in unix system which are to started with one_user say "xxxx".

I have sudo permission if i start these programs with sudo it shows root permission. But i want these programs permession should be "xxxx".


I tried "su user_name -c Program_name"

but it is not working..

pls help
# 2  
Old 05-19-2007
You can use ssh to solve this problem.

Set up $HOME/.ssh/authorized_key entries for the users who need to be impersonated and then run the command using ssh and the matching private key.
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Old 05-19-2007
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Originally Posted by srikanthus2002
I have some of programs in unix system which are to started with one_user say "xxxx".

I have sudo permission if i start these programs with sudo it shows root permission. But i want these programs permession should be "xxxx".


I tried "su user_name -c Program_name"

but it is not working..

pls help
could you please post the reason it is not working? that is the proper syntax - i created a script that touches a file, ran it as root and the file is owned by the user i set it to run as
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Old 05-21-2007
when I run the script all application relates services are started but with root permissions.

ps -elf | grep application_service executed

it shows root instead of users_permission.

help me out if it is possible in shell script or perl...
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