[python-win32] runas analog

Vernon D. Cole vernondcole at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 01:22:27 EDT 2019

Perhaps ShellExecuteEx will do what you are wishing for?
I found a good formula for starting a process as an administrator and it is
packaged in
a small module
tries to emulate a "sudo" command. You might look at the code around line

Starting a subprocess in Windows is somewhat of a black art, I fear.

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 7:16 PM Kuree Kafir <kuree.offsec at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to implement something similar to the runas /netonly command
> in python.
> handle = win32security.LogonUser(userName, domain, password,
> win32security.ImpersonateLoggedOnUser(handle)
> These two commands succeed, and I can see the credentials in memory, but
> when I attempt to call something like os.system("cmd.exe") and attempt to
> authenticate, the security context previous created is not presented, and
> authentication fails.
> How do I correctly call CreateProcess using the impersonation session that
> I just created?
> kuree
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