We set ours at the <server-default> level to globally set all of our Resin 
processes to the same uid/gid, but you could just as easily move it down to the 
<server> level so it applies only to a specific cluster/host.

Our config looks like this (which was taken from one of the example resin 

     - If starting Resin as root on Unix, specify the user name
     - and group name for the web server user.
  <resin:if test="${resin.userName == 'root'}">

Hope that helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: resin-interest-boun...@caucho.com 
[mailto:resin-interest-boun...@caucho.com] On Behalf Of Peter Amiri
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 4:22 PM
To: General Discussion for the Resin application server
Subject: [Resin-interest] User resin runs as

Is there a way to modify the user that Resin runs at per virtual host? I know 
that we can overwrite the User setting in resin.conf to make the server run as 
some other user than root, but what I want to know is if there is a way to 
specify the user setting within each virtual host entry.

Here is my problem, I have Resin integrated into a cPanel server. Whenever a 
new account is setup in cPanel we automatically create config files that 
configures Resin for the account. The issue is when new files or directories 
are created within code. If someone creates a new directory in their home 
directory via code the directory is create with the 644 as the attributes and 
root:root as the owner. When this happens the user can't access the new file or 
directory via their FTP account because they don't have permissions. Every time 
this happens then need to open a ticket to have us modify the permissions of 
the file or directory so they can access it. I've tried to explain that they 
could access it via code but most of the time that goes over peoples heads.

So my issue is that Resin is running as root and creating files as root in a 
users home directory. Is there any settings in the config files that I may not 
be aware of that may help with this scenario?

Peter Amiri
Founder | Alurium Hosting
949-338-3862 | pe...@alurium.com | http://www.alurium.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/peteramiri | IM bpamiri 

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