How to change the Apache 2.2 user and group

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


Apache 2.2 on SLES 10 uses the default user wwwrun and group www to perform apache tasks. In some cases, a user may want to change this user and group.


Edit the /etc/apache2/uid.conf file. In this file you will find 2 lines:
User wwwrun
Group www
Change these values to a valid system user and group and restart apache with the command "rcapache2 restart"


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  • Document ID:3535361
  • Creation Date: 03-Mar-2008
  • Modified Date:05-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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