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downgrade

1.1.3 • Public • Published

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Sets the user identity of the process to www-data

install

npm install downgrade

usage

To attempt to set the user identity of the process to www-data (a good default on most linux systems):

var downgrade = require('downgrade')
 
downgrade()

Or, to set the user identity to a specific ID:

downgrade('username', 'group')

The arguments can be either a numerical ID or a username/group string. If a string is specified, this method blocks while resolving it to a numerical ID.

If the current user's permissions do not allow the user identity to be changed, this function will do nothing (no-op).

For best results, start your node process as root, run actions that require root privileges, then downgrade the user permissions.

On non-posix platforms (e.g. Windows), this module does nothing.

license

MIT. Copyright (c) Feross Aboukhadijeh.

Install

npm i downgrade

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