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How to Run Node.Js Application as Different User?

In your .env file add

USER=www-data

Note: I have choose to run node as the user www-data you can choose any other appropriate one.

Now Run

$ npm i userid --save

At the top of your app.js or index.js file add

const userid = require('userid');
const user = process.env.USER;
const uid = parseInt(user), 10);

// Set server's uid to that user
if (uid) {
process.setuid(uid);
}


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