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Old 05-31-2010, 02:59 AM   #1
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non-root user(s) access to modify and restart apache

How could I give regular user(s) access to change httpd(apache) conf and restart apache? I dont want to give them root access.

Acctually giving access to change files is easy, I rather dont know whats the best and clearest way to give access to restart apache?
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On a file level you could use setfacl to give permission to a specific user to edit the file.
On the program level you can use sudo (if installed, if not install it) to provide a secure way to allow another user to restart apache. No need to give root access for neither of the things you want.

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You might create a script - e.g. /usr/local/bin/ - and make the necessary users sudoers to run only that command (and nothing else). could simply:

1. Check syntax:
apachectl -t
2. If the syntactical test went OK, gracefully restart Apache:
apachectl -k graceful
(Just one idea.)


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