Need help to create a new user to apache web server and assign root privileges to newly created user. Or how to login as root user in apache server because following php script showing you are logged in as
<?php echo `whoami`; ?>
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There really isn't a good reason to run your web server as root. It opens you up to all kinds of potential abuse. OS X defaults to running the service as a severely under privileged user to protect you.
Don't make these changes unless you're absolutely certain you know what you're doing!
Open the file in a text editor and look for the following lines:
The plist that describes the Apache service to launchd is at
Once you've made the changes, restart Apache with:
and you should be running as root.
Again: BE CAREFUL DOING THIS!