Running client-connect script as another user?

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MatejKovacic
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Running client-connect script as another user?

Post by MatejKovacic » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:15 pm

I try to run a script when user is connected. In OpenVPN server configuration I have:

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script-security 2
client-connect /etc/openvpn/notify.sh
client-disconnect /etc/openvpn/notify.sh
The problem is, that this script is running as user nobody, but I would run it as some other user. For instance, I have Signal-CLI application installed in my home directory. I tried to run it like this (content of /etc/openvpn/notify.sh), but this is not really working:

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sudo -u matej /home/matej/signal-cli/bin/signal-cli -u +3**** send -m "USER CONNECTED" +3***
Any idea how to solve this?

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