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From kp...@raleigh.ibm.com
Subject Re: os-windows/2303: User directive does not set userid (Windows NT)
Date Fri, 23 Oct 1998 20:06:46 GMT
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Synopsis: User directive does not set userid (Windows NT)

State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: kparz@raleigh.ibm.com
State-Changed-When: Fri Oct 23 13:06:44 PDT 1998
State-Changed-Why:
The User directive has no affect on Win32.  The reason
for this is because the password for the userid would 
have to be stored somewhere that Apache could read.  This
poses a possible security problem.
If you want to run Apache in the context of a particular
user account, Windows NT already provides this facility
via the Services panel.  This means that you need to 
install Apache as a service.  After Apache is installed
as a service, go to the services panel (click the Services
icon in Control Panel) and click the "Startup..." button.
In that dialog, you can enter the user account under which
you want the server to run.
Code has been added to Apache to indicate that the User
directive has no affect on Win32 in the error log.


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