[FGS] security installing FGS as root vs FGS as a regular user

Julien-Samuel Lacroix jlacroix at mapgears.com
Wed Oct 27 11:17:27 EST 2010


FGS runs Apache under $USER which is the user that installed FGS. You 
can change that in fgs/www/conf/httpd.conf. You can also change the port 
FGS is running its Apache on in fgs/etc/fgs/pkgs/apache-base/apache.conf

Hope that helps


On 10-10-26 03:20 PM, Mark Volz wrote:
> Hello,
> I was advised that installing FGS as a “regular desktop user” is more
> secure than installing FGS as the root user. However, once installed,
> doesn’t FGS run under “apache” which is a limited user account, and
> therefore making FGS “safe.” I would prefer to use port 80 as it is the
> standard webserver port. But, I do not want to open up security risks on
> my machine.
> Thanks
> Mark Volz
> GIS Specialist
> Lyon County, MN
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