How to use Suexec with Apache2 ?

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Old 01-27-2008
How to use Suexec with Apache2 ?

Hello guys

I'm trying to use Suexec in my computer. I've installed apache with default settings (so Suexec is installed with my emerge Apache , Gentoo) .

My settings on /etc/conf.d/apache2
# SUEXEC Enables running CGI scripts (in USERDIR) through suexec.
# USERDIR Enables /~username mapping to /home/username/public_html

When I'm restarting my apache, I've the correct line on my log who indicate Suexec is running well :
[Sat Jan 26 15:33:39 2008] [notice] Apache/2.2.6 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.6 OpenSSL/0.9.7i PHP/5.2.5-pl0-gentoo configur$
[Sat Jan 26 15:41:44 2008] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
[Sat Jan 26 15:41:46 2008] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)
[Sat Jan 26 15:41:47 2008] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Sat Jan 26 15:41:47 2008] [notice] Digest: done

I create an user
/usr/sbin/useradd evolv -m -s /bin/bash

In /var/www/evolv/public_html folder, I create php file with :
"<?php echo "user: ".exec('whoami');?>"

My vhost below :
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/evolv/public_html
SuexecUserGroup evolv evolv
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/evolv-web-access_log combined
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/evolv-web-error_log
<Directory />
AllowOverride All
Options FollowSymLinks -Indexes Includes ExecCGI

# suexec -V
-D AP_DOC_ROOT="/var/www"
-D AP_HTTPD_USER="apache"
-D AP_LOG_EXEC="/var/log/apache2/suexec_log"
-D AP_SAFE_PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin"
-D AP_UID_MIN=1000
-D AP_USERDIR_SUFFIX="public_html"

SuexecUserGroup is well using because, if I changed anything in this line, I have an error when I'm restarting apache. So, no error on apache restart, but always : "user: apache"! What's wrong ?

Sorry for my poor english Smilie , I'm french!

Thanks all
# 2  
Old 03-10-2008

suexec only works together with a cgi or fcgi wrapper. That means you have to install php so that it can be run under cgi/fcgi.

Exactly what to do depends on your os/configuration.

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