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Re: Webserver user/group

Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:

> On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 01:03:49AM +0200, Frédéric Fauberteau wrote:
>> I mainly run www/nginx as webserver. I also run www/php-fpm that uses
>> an unprivileged user FPM_USER?= ${APACHE_USER}. In my mk.conf, I have
>> APACHE_USER= nginx. I would prefer to have web services' unprivileged
>> users depending on a generic WWW_USER that could be configured
>> according to the webserver actually running.
> I don't like it. In fact, IMO php-fm should be defaulting to its own
> user if anything. This seems to be a step backwards from the perspective
> of best practises...

I am also not in favor, and agreed that more privsep is better if it
isn't painful.

I have a machine with nginx and php-fpm, running as nginx and www.  It
seems to be working fie.

Frédéric: Can you explain why a dedicated user for php-fm would be a
problem, or have disadvantages?

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