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From Benjamin Donnachie <>
Subject [users@httpd] Running as authenicated user?
Date Sat, 03 Sep 2005 23:15:17 GMT

I hope I'm asking this in the right area...  I've searched the apache docs
with no luck so far...

My server runs procmail as the mail delivery agent and ideally I would like
to use procbuilder (http:
// as a frontend to allow
users to easily edit 
their own procmail rules over the web.

This means that procbuilder needs to access the authenticated user's
.procmailrc file in their home 
directory.  Apache correctly won't run the cgi script as root and procmail
completely ignores the 
.procmailrc file if it's not solely owned by the current user and only
accessible by them - thus 
ruling out groups.

Apart from setting up procbuilder for each user individually - is there a
way to set it up centrally 
and allow it to access the home directory for the currently authenticated

Many thanks,


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