Anyone know the default user/group for Apache under OS X (10.6)? I'd like to set permissions correctly. Already enabled Web Sharing, etc.
Apache user and group are _www and _www.
Turns out the answer is in /etc/apache2/original/httpd.conf:
User _www Group _www
$ id _www uid=70(_www) gid=70(_www) groups=70(_www),404(com.apple.sharepoint.group.3),402(com.apple.sharepoint.group.1),61(localaccounts),12(everyone),403(com.apple.sharepoint.group.2)
Default to user
_www and group
You can check by running this command:
$ sudo apachectl -D DUMP_RUN_CFG ServerRoot: "/usr/local/opt/httpd" Main DocumentRoot: "/usr/local/var/www" Main ErrorLog: "/usr/local/var/log/httpd/error_log" Mutex default: dir="/usr/local/var/run/httpd/" mechanism=default Mutex mpm-accept: using_defaults PidFile: "/usr/local/var/run/httpd/httpd.pid" Define: DUMP_RUN_CFG User: name="_www" id=70 Group: name="_www" id=70
Check / Change
Also, to check and/or change, you can go to your
httpd.conf file and look for the following part:
# If you wish httpd to run as a different user or group, you must run # httpd as root initially and it will switch. # # User/Group: The name (or #number) of the user/group to run httpd as. # It is usually good practice to create a dedicated user and group for # running httpd, as with most system services. # User _www Group _www
If you don't know where is Apache's
# Run this command to find where is httpd.conf # (look for this line `SERVER_CONFIG_FILE`, the last line here) $ httpd -V Server version: Apache/2.4.33 (Unix) Server built: Apr 3 2018 17:54:07 Server's Module Magic Number: 20120211:76 Server loaded: APR 1.5.2, APR-UTIL 1.5.4 Compiled using: APR 1.5.2, APR-UTIL 1.5.4 Architecture: 64-bit Server MPM: prefork threaded: no forked: yes (variable process count) Server compiled with.... -D APR_HAS_SENDFILE -D APR_HAS_MMAP -D APR_HAVE_IPV6 (IPv4-mapped addresses enabled) -D APR_USE_FLOCK_SERIALIZE -D APR_USE_PTHREAD_SERIALIZE -D SINGLE_LISTEN_UNSERIALIZED_ACCEPT -D APR_HAS_OTHER_CHILD -D AP_HAVE_RELIABLE_PIPED_LOGS -D DYNAMIC_MODULE_LIMIT=256 -D HTTPD_ROOT="/usr" -D SUEXEC_BIN="/usr/bin/suexec" -D DEFAULT_PIDLOG="/private/var/run/httpd.pid" -D DEFAULT_SCOREBOARD="logs/apache_runtime_status" -D DEFAULT_ERRORLOG="logs/error_log" -D AP_TYPES_CONFIG_FILE="/private/etc/apache2/mime.types" -D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="/private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf" <<< Where httpd.conf is