Run WebSphere 6.1 as non-root user

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-11
I have a HP-UX 11.23 and I have already installed WAS 6.1 as root account but now I would like to run  the deployment manager, the node, and the app server as a non-root account. Is that possible  ? Should I need to reinstall it using the non-root user or I can change that in some other place ?
Question by:jgb26
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    Accepted Solution

    You can run the one JVM, profile, and entire WebSphere on non-root
    The non-root user should have the filesystem ownership/permission  to read,write and exectue.

    To run as a non-root only to a specific JVM user provide user name in the below path and ownership/permission to the log directory.
    ->Application servers > server1 > Process Execution
    provide umask value for non-root user and the mention user detail sin
    Run as User and Group field.
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    Assisted Solution

    You don't need to re-install it.  However, should you want it to be run as non-root, I would consider using the chown command on the directory structure to change the file/directory ownership from root/root to the appropriate user/group to be used.

    Once this is done, updates to the Application Server should be done while logged in to this owning userid/group.

    dipinci is correct in the directions to change the RunAs settings using the Administration Console
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    Expert Comment

    Thanks for the assist and the points.

    Is there a reason for the B grade?

    Good luck & have a great day.

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