Motion - Feature Request 2007x 08x 20x 044016

Feature Request: Changing the user when run in daemon mode


If there isn't a way already, I think there should be an option where motion can change the user id that it runs under. Similar to the way other services change their user ids. (apache, postgresql...)

I run motion from the init scripts and they all start as root.

This would help with security if anyone could hack motion. What do you think?

-- KeithB - 20 Aug 2007

Follow up


I'm using 'startproc' to start motion as a specific user from an init script. It works perfectly for me. Would that also be an option for you?

-- JoergWeber - 22 Aug 2007

I'm using debian and the init script, /etc/init.d/motion, uses start-stop-daemon to start motion. All I have to do is to add --chuid to specify what user it should run as.

-- DagErlandsson - 23 Aug 2007

It's implemented in init.d script for debian as Dag said :

 --chuid motion

-- AngelCarpintero - 12 Oct 2007

FeatureRequestForm edit

TopicTitle Changing the user when run in daemon mode
FeatureRequestStatus Implemented
SubmittedBy KeithB
Topic revision: r4 - 12 Oct 2007, AngelCarpintero
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