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Relinquish Process Privileges in Node.js

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💡 Running Node.js as root so you can bind to ports 80/443?

👉🏼 You can relinquish privileges with "process.setuid()" & "process.setguid()" to reduce the damage potential in case of a breach. Do this right after the app starts.

Inside the callback function for server.listen, change process user with process.setuid('nodejs') and process.setguid('nodejs') to relinquish privileges and reduce damage potential in case of a breach.

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