python | start new thread that will impersonate another uid without affecting main thread

I with to create a new thread which will impersonate to another uid, execute a task and finish, while my main thread will keep is original uid all the time.

impersonation can easily be achieved by using


but how can I make sure that it won’t change my original uid from the main thread?

Thank you

>Solution :

Threads cannot have separate user ids; only processes can. The data structure the kernel uses for process has a user id field, but the thread one doesn’t.

Processes are defined by task_struct, which has a cred field, pointing to a cred structure.

Threads are defined by thread_info, which doesn’t have anything point to user credentials.

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