I have an issue trying to execute a command through my webserver.
What I have and what I want to achieve:
I run an Apache2 webserver with group
www-data (which is not a sudoer).
A script which runs on the webserver should execute a command as a specific user (PHP script using "passthru").
I found out that a possible way would be to allow the group
www-data to execute specific commands as sudo (also without to require a password). But I need the root privilige to run the command as a different user. Is that even possible to add as a command alias?
On top I also need to be able to pass command line parameters / arguments to the command. As a side note: one of the arguments is also a
Is there a (better) way to achieve this? That is, because it is only one command:
sudo -u myuser -c "MY_COMMAND WITH CHANGING ARGUMENTS"
The alternative I would know of, is to use
sucommand. But in that case I would need a "hack" to enter the password as the script should be executed by the server without the help of a user.