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Re: Security, root and CGI?

by ig (Vicar)
on Jan 29, 2009 at 05:09 UTC ( #739765=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Security, root and CGI?

You could use Kerberos to authenticate your CGI script to your runs-as-root script (and vice-versa if you wanted even more security).

To avoid a secret being recorded in your CGI script or one of its configuration files, you could run the script in a persistent environment (e.g. mod_perl) and have an operator enter the secret on startup.

It should be sufficient to authenticate the user once. Securing communications between your CGI script and your runs-as-root script is a separate problem from user authentication.

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[Corion]: marto: Heh - currently they seem promising, but I think I'll stay with nVidia+Intel for the time being, as I've been bitten too often by bad AMD drivers
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[marto]: also, AMD are faster at fixing the CPU microcode it would seem

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