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Item6774: Configuration page: TWiki falsely proclaims the CGI user is "root"

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The configuration page says under "CGI setup" that the CGI user is root.

The codeline that checks that is in "twiki/bin/configure"

eval { $WebServer_uid = getlogin() || getpwuid($>) || ''; };

The process that runs this has RUID = apache, EUID = apache

But it seems that getlogin() (which consults utmp data, I think) returns 'root'

-- TWiki:Main/DavidTonhofer - 2011-07-22

Googling around, getlogin() || getpwuid($>) seems to be the standard way to find out the CGI user. What server OS do you have? Any special apache configuration?

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2011-07-23

Summary Configuration page: TWiki falsely proclaims the CGI user is "root"
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.DavidTonhofer
Codebase 5.0.2
SVN Range TWiki-5.1.0-rc1, Mon, 18 Jul 2011, build 21779
AppliesTo Engine
Component Configure
Priority Low
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r2 - 2011-07-23 - PeterThoeny
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