suid cgi?

Rick Schlientz rschlientz at
Fri Jun 9 19:25:51 CDT 2000

What is the best way to allow a secure cgi the same permissions as the user
logged into it?

I have a perl cgi script running on a secure apache server, with users
logged into to server to access the script.  What is the best approach -
creating a suid script to run with the effective uid of the logged in user,
or making the script check the permissions itself.

And does anyone have any code samples on how to go about this?


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