Accessing live files from another linux user

Hi guys,

I am trying to use the certificate for a IRCd server which can’t be ran as root.
So i created a user called ircd.
But it can’t access the files because of permissions.

I have tried following:
Change default group to root for ircd
symlinked the live files to /home/ircd

i’m using Ubuntu 16.04

Creating more symlinks won’t work as the permissions of the target file are the only ones that matter. Putting the ircd user in the root group won’t work ether due to the permissions of the archive and live directories being 700.

On my server I have my renewal script copy the cert to the ircd directory and set ownership to the ircd user.

Thanks, i guessed i needed to do something like that.

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