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From Ben RUBSON <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Get UID/GID from a username string [wd-vc]
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:31:06 GMT
Well I would like to be able to do it on the fly when a request is proceeded by Apache.
Through mod_rewrite for example.
I already do it with a RewriteMap which returns me UID/GID, but perhaps there is a less time
consuming solution.


> In case your system uses /etc/passwd, this will get you both values separated by a colon:
> grep username /etc/passwd|cut -f3,4 -d:
> Kurt Bremser
> AMOS Austria
> Newton was wrong. There is no gravity. The Earth sucks.
> ________________________________________
> Von: Ben RUBSON []
> Gesendet: Freitag, 15. April 2016 09:14
> An:
> Betreff: [users@httpd] Get UID/GID from a username string [wd-vc]
> Hello,
> I already do it with a RewriteMap Perl script, but perhaps a faster (in terms of performance)
solution exists.
> Let's assume an incoming request contains a username, is there a way to get the system
UID of this username string (Linux/FreeBSD) ?
> And from a UID string, to get the corresponding GID ?
> Thank you very much,
> Ben

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