Run process as admin with subprocess.run in python

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Run process as admin with subprocess.run in python

Is there a way of passing some runas=True arg to a subprocess.run function in python? I want to run a process as admin (elevate it). Thanks for answers 🙂

EDIT: Using Windows OS.

Answer #1:

since OS is not specified, I will take the example of MS Windows OS

Windows has a command line utility “Run as”, which can be used as

??runas [{/profile | /noprofile}] [/env] [{/netonly | /savecred}] [/smartcard] [/showtrustlevels] [/trustlevel] /user:<UserAccountName> "<ProgramName> <PathToProgramFile>"

for further reference
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771525.aspx

You can use this in code like below

import subprocess as sp

prog = sp.Popen(['runas', '/noprofile', '/user:Administrator', 'NeedsAdminPrivilege.exe'],stdin=sp.PIPE)
prog.stdin.write('password')
prog.communicate()
Answered By: Jakub Bláha

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