[Zope] Regaining lost privileges

Andrew Kenneth Milton akm@mail.theinternet.com.au
Sat, 2 Sep 2000 09:55:43 +1000

Is there anyway to regain 'root' privs from inside a zope product?

Using the -u flag to start causes the privs to be permanently gone because
z2.py uses setuid + setgid (and python doesn't seem to define sete[ug]id, at
least not on my system).

Other than running zope as root permanently (which I really would like to
avoid), does anyone have any quick ideas on how to achieve this?

I saw people asking about building 'admin' systems using Zope, this isn't
going to be trivially possible without super user privs.

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