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Re: [HTCondor-users] How to run jobs as root

Thanks all for the confirmation.

I too did find a lot of checks implemented in code to make sure things dont go back to root. Humm ... added a redirection over the components in my design ... :)

Will keep posting if I find anything concerning there.

Thanks all for a gr8 response.

Have a nice day!

Warm Regards,
Abhay Dandekar

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 9:33 PM, Rich Pieri <ratinox@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On 11/3/14 10:53 AM, Zachary Miller wrote:
>Â Â3) Create a USER_JOB_WRAPPER that *CAREFULLY* checks to see if it's running
>Â Â Â as "croot" and uses a setuid executable to escalate to root priv before
>Â Â Â running the actual job.

I still maintain that reimplementation without the UID 0 requirement is
the best course. That said, using sudo is a much safer mechanism for
elevating privileges than using setuid binaries.

Rich Pieri <ratinox@xxxxxxx>
MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science
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