Node.js process.setuid() Method
The process.setuid() method is an inbuilt application programming interface of the process module which is used to set the user identity of the Node.js process.
Parameters: This method accepts single parameter as mentioned above and described below:
- id: It is a required parameter that holds a String or an integer denotes either numeric ID or username string, if username is passed, it blocks while resolving the associated numeric ID.
Return: It does not return any value.
Note: This function will only work on POSIX platforms. Not available on windows or android platforms so will cause an error i.e. TypeError, setuid is not a function.
Below examples illustrate the use of process.setuid() method in Node.js:
The user identity of the Node.js process: 400
User id has successfully been set The user identity of the Node.js process: 696
Note: The above program will compile and run by using the node filename.js command.