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Posted by David Creasy (July 18, 2016)

Improved security for Mascot Installations under Linux

In the manual, we recommend (because it is easiest) that ms-monitor.exe is run as root. However, a more secure arrangement is to run ms-monitor.exe as a less privileged user. By default, Apache cgi processes run as www-data:www-data, and for most distros, this is set in the envvars file: export APACHE_RUN_USER=www-data export APACHE_RUN_GROUP=www-data This can however, be overriden in the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf [...]

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