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Old 03-06-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
maneeshsethi
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Run PHP shell_exec as root


Hello

I am trying to get my php script to add a user using the shell_exec function and the shell function "useradd". I have tried this, which works from the shell

echo rootpass |sudo /usr/sbin/useradd -d /home/username -m -p userspassword username

This works from the shell, but doesn't work from the php script. I know basic shell_exec functions work, but this one needs to be executed as root, and I don't know what to do.

How can I fix this? Thanks

-Maneesh
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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try
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echo rootpass |sudo "/usr/sbin/useradd -d /home/username -m -p userspassword username"
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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nope, that doesn't work
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:37 PM   #4
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Hrm, now even my shell command won't work. Does anyone have any ideas as how to add a user to your computer from PHP?


-Maneesh
 
Old 03-07-2005, 08:23 AM   #5
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bump. Ideas?
 
Old 12-30-2008, 07:25 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by maneeshsethi View Post
bump. Ideas?
Yes. Webmin does that, but... Its CGI, not php.

btw, 5-YEAR-EPIC-BUMP
 
  


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